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

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

The conference "Empathy: the social brain, pilot of our emotions and our health", presented by Arnaud Carré, Senior Lecturer Inter-university Laboratory of Psychology - Personality, Cognition, Social Change (LIP-PC2S), UFR Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines, will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 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.

Conceptualising these brain and psychological processes of emotional resonance and social cognition allows better formulation of diagnoses and therapies in many contexts. These range from autism, anxiety and depression, to 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!