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Science  23 Jan 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6220, pp. 379
DOI: 10.1126/science.1261392

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Recent scientific data suggests that human prosocial behavior is more than just a product of education, culture, and religion. Instead, it seems that the seeds of morality may have a long history in our brains. Frans B. M. de Waal welcomes an accessible introduction to the biology and neuroscience of prosociality in a review of The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good.