The deep connection between humans and animals
On this edition of Your Call, neurologist and public health specialist Dr. Aysha Akhtar discusses her new book, Our Symphony With Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies, which explores the deep connection between humans and animals.
She shows how humans are neurologically designed to empathize with animals, and how violence against them goes against our nature. Where does our empathy for animals come from and how does the emotional intelligence of animals enrich our well-being?
Dr. Aysha Akhtar, neurologist, public health specialist, and author of Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies