Your article is excellent, and really explains many of the reasons that our society is as hard of heart and indifferent to the suffering of others as it is.
We have also found that when people are willing, the Holy Spirit can restore us and our brain function to have true empathy for others.
And, we often wonder if this is in some way related to the way the Bible describes healing people by casting out demons. To be hard of heart and cruel is demonic. To be loving, compassion, and empathetic is Godly. This also seem to give us a view of the differences and interconnectedness between the physical and spiritual realms.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary