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Program

The 2022 event will take place on May 4th, 2022


Program, confirmed speakers and preliminary titles
 
08.45 Welcome and introduction
Martin Garwicz & Philippe Goldin
 
Session 1: Concepts and frameworks
09.00-09.40: Tania Singer, Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society, Berlin
Neural bases of socio-emotional and socio-cognitive abilities

5-minute breather

09.50-10.30: Christian Keysers, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam
Empathy through ‘shared’ neural circuits – a cross-species approach

Coffee break

Session 2: Evolutionary and developmental aspects
11.00-11.40: Ewelina Knapska, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw
Evolutionary roots of empathy and compassion

5-minute breather

11.50-12.30: Ruth Feldman, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzlia
Developmental roots of empathy and compassion

Lunch break

Session 3: Plasticity, learning and interventions
13.30-14.10: Andreas Olsson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Integrating empathy and emotional learning

5-minute breather

14.20-15.00: Olga Klimecki-Lenz, Eleonore-Trefftz Guest Professor, TU Dresden
The neural plasticity of social emotions

Coffee break

15.30-16.30 Round table discussion with all the speakers
Chaired by: Martin Garwicz & Philippe Goldin
The neuroscience of empathy and compassion – where do we go from here?