"Compassion is contagious," Professor Scott Plous says. "We talk about paying it forward; the idea that if you do something good for another person [...] it sets off a kind of chain reaction." Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Hidden Brain

The Science of Compassion

On this week's episode of Hidden Brain, we'll explore how being kind to others can make a real difference in your own life.

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