Your DNA Influences Your Ability To Read A Person’s Mind – Large Cognitive Empathy Test Reveals

IMG_0437Are you good at reading someone’s thoughts by looking into their eyes? Some people have an excellent ability to clearly see emotions in the eyes of others. A large cognitive empathy tests now reveals that your DNA influences your ability to read a person’s mind. The results of the study show that empathy is partly genetic. Who do you think scored better on the test – men or women? Twenty years ago, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge developed a test of ‘cognitive empathy’ called the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test (or the Eyes Test, for short). This revealed that people can rapidly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling from looking at their eyes alone. It also showed that some of us are better at this than others, and that women on average score better on this test than men…….Read More