Secretly gloating over the misfortunes of others (a.k.a. schadenfreude) might not be noble, but it’s certainly universal. Neuroscientists may have just identified the brain cells associated with that feeling.
Mark Rubinstein is a former practising psychiatrist who has drawn on his years of clinical experience to shed light on the complexities of the human mind with real stories about real people. Gizmodo sat down with him to learn more.