TED talk: “The erosion of empathy” by Simon Baron Cohen
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of meeting Simon Baron Cohen here in Amsterdam at a fundraiser for the treatment of autism. He flew in from Londen to educate the audience about this subject. At first I was fascinated by the fact that Simon is Sacha Baron Cohen’s first cousin (and has the most intriguing story’s about how Sacha become the world-famous Ali G. and Borat). But he is also a great speaker. This morning I watched one of his TEDtalks. Where he discovers the reverse correlation between autistics and psychopaths to discover the root of human cruelty.