The building blocks of empathy

Jean Decety

September 20, 2012

SISSA - Main Lecture Hall

Empathy is what makes us human: it is the ability to reflect ourselves in other people's emotions and what creates that fundamental cohesion at the basis of our society. The ability to be empathic originates in our brain, in ancient and basic structures making up the material of which even very complex forms of empathy are made.

First SISSA Colloquium - Philippe Nozières

Philippe Nozières

Wednesday June 13, 2012

11.00 a.m.

SISSA - Aula Magna

"Sixty years of condensed matter physics: a changing world, as fascinating as ever in a worrying social context" 
Philippe Nozières.

Condensed matter physics has changed since the fifties: I attempt to retrace its evolution in the light of my own trajectory.


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