Empathy is the ability to recognize and respond to another's emotional plight or experience beyond background or differences in beliefs. It is the basis for relationships with others, the foundation for bonding and caring. Its importance to our human experience has led to it being studied by a diverse group of experts and stakeholders, neurologists look at the function or empathic responses in the brain, biologists study its evolutionary basis and development, and psychologists research its impact on social relationships. Educators look at how empathy affects their classrooms, and the how to build empathic relationships with and between their students. This section contains an in depth look at empathy, as well as its role in the conceptual age.