Egotists’ brains just don’t care about the future, affecting their choices in life

“Whether the consequences of our choices for ourselves and others are visible immediately or will only materialize in the future, we need to integrate them into our considerations when deciding,” the paper’s abstract reads.

Chimps and children as young as six will try to witness antisocial behavior being punished

We’re hardwired with compassion, but also ruthlessness.

Common knowledge makes people more cooperative

It seems quite intuitive, but scientists have officially proved it – sharing common knowledge with someone makes you more likely to cooperate with him. This provides valuable insight into how altruism works, and how groups can cooperate towards a common goal. There have been plenty of studies into altruism, but fewer have studied its lesser known “cousin” – mutual cooperation;