Amphis pour Tous - Empathy: the social brain, the pilot of our emotions and our health

27 March 2018 19:00 - 27 March 2018 20:30

The conference "Empathy: the social brain, pilot of our emotions and health", presented by Arnaud Carré, Senior Lecturer Inter-University Laboratory of Psychology - Personality, Cognition, Social Change (LIP-PC2S), UFR Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, will take place on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7pm in Annemasse (Cité de la Solidarité Internationale, 13 avenue Émile Zola 74100 Annemasse).


Empathy, the ability to put oneself in the place of others, is a fundamental and complex phenomenon invested by many fields such as psychology and neuroscience, education, health and the promotion of well-being. Finding its origins in the evolution of species and adaptation to their environment, empathy has become an object of study to better understand the regulation of emotions.

Conceptualizing these cerebral and psychological processes of emotional resonance and social cognition allows a better formulation of diagnoses and therapies in many contexts. These range from autism to anxiety and depression, as well as Alzheimer's disease, antisocial behaviour and certain somatic disorders. Beyond the context of pathologies, empathy represents an important lever in the field of development, education and health. In other words, empathy is a process that concerns us all!