World's top empathy researcher accused of bullying colleagues: 75% of her researchers have QUIT over claims she screams and intimidates
Dr Tania Singer directs the Max Planck Institute's department of social neuroscience
She is world famous for her sprawling study of the biology of empathy and meditation
But eight colleagues claim that Dr Singer threatened their job security and brow-beat them for everything from disagreeing with her to getting pregnant
Dr Singer has been on a year-long sabbatical since mediation proceedings concluded last year
She is slated to return with a 'new start' in January 2019
By NATALIE RAHHAL FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 23:26 BST, 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 00:07 BST, 11 August 2018
The world's foremost empathy researcher has been accused of bullying by scores of colleagues.
Dr Tania Singer heads up the Max Planck Institute's ReSource Project, a massive research project intended to show that meditation can help people become kinder and more caring for others.
But a new Science article reveals that she was anything but empathetic toward her junior colleagues.
The neuroscientist allegedly reduced students in her lab to tears and even told one she would have to 'make up' for her maternity leave.