Saturday, February 16, 2019

Disgust & Empathy

We like to think we’re simply
Brainier than all the rest
Because being smart, being
Clever, being strategic,

Are traits we value highly,
And we think they’ve got to do
With having a bulbous brain.

Perhaps we should note
Our highest concentrations
Of unusual neurons

Weave through the anterior
Cingulate and insula,
The regions that mediate
Empathy and disgust. Huh.

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