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Interesting, so power (or being under it's influence for a long period of time) does actually apparently cause brain damage/changes functions of the brain.
"power, in fact, impairs a specific neural process, “mirroring,” that may be a cornerstone of empathy...
...Was the mirroring response broken? More like anesthetized. None of the participants possessed permanent power. They were college students who had been “primed” to feel potent by recounting an experience in which they had been in charge. The anesthetic would presumably wear off when the feeling did—their brains weren’t structurally damaged after an afternoon in the lab. But if the effect had been long-lasting—say, by dint of having Wall Street analysts whispering their greatness quarter after quarter, board members offering them extra helpings of pay, and Forbes praising them for “doing well while doing good”—they may have what in medicine is known as “functional” changes to the brain. "