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Abigail Marsh Ph.D.


Abigail Marsh, Ph.D., is a Professor at Georgetown University and the author of the book The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between. She directs the Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience, where she and her students conduct behavioral, genetic, and brain imaging research aimed at addressing questions like: How do people understand what others think and feel? What drives us to help other people?

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