There Is Scientific Basis to That “Gut Feeling”

Does your heart “swell” when you read about a dog who miraculously saved his master from a house fire or when your child’s teacher describes what a brilliant, diligent, and otherwise wonderful student your son or daughter is? Do you feel queasy as you listen to the tv news reporter explain how a child was dismembered and his body left in garbage bags? Chances are, in both cases, you actually experience something physiological. And if you do, you are like most of the people on the planet.