Empathy and emotional awareness do not affect our moral decisions. This is suggested by a new study published on Social Neuroscience and led by SISSA neuroscientist Marilena Aiello. Our choices do not depend on our empathy. The difference, instead, lies in our emotional reactions, more pronounced in more empathic people. In particular if we opt for uncomfortable decisions for a greater good.
Adele La Rana is a historian of science at University La Sapienza, in Rome. During this seminar, she will underline the history of gravitational waves, with a focus on the origin of the first experimental activity in Italy.
The School is mainly directed to undergraduate and graduate students, with little or no experience in computer simulations.
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From 20 to 24 February 2017 SISSA will host "Trieste Quantum Days 2017", a five day meeting presenting local research activities from the Trieste area (Uni-TS, ICTP, SISSA, CNR) in the mathematics and physics of quantum mechanics.
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You have time until 10 April 2017 at 12 pm to register for the business plan competition Start Cup FVG.
The initiative is open to everyone: students, graduates, entrepreneurs, natural or legal persons. The prize is 112.00,00 €.
You can register to candidate your innovative business projects through the website
The SISSA Open Access Policy has been approved and here you can find the full text. The Open Access Policy has to be applied to the new institutional "SISSA Digital Library", the open access repository established for the purpose of accommodating the School’s scientific research products through the IRIS - "Institu
A SISSA study recently published on Perception shows that even neutral olfactory stimuli affect the processes underlying moral decisions, favouring deontological moral choices. According to the first author Cinzia Cecchetto and her colleagues this effect occurs when a neutral odour is presented below detection threshold, when compared to the same odor perceived either as positive or negative and it is reflected at the level of autonomic responses.
SISSA Student day is back! Wednesday 8 February will be totally dedicated to youngsters, free to choose whether to visit labs, the exhibition about the story of the Universe located in SISSA 130 metre corridor or attend interactive lessons and seminars. In an informal and pleasant context, curiosity will be the students’ only guide when they explore the 40 planned activities on offer. More than 500 students from high school - coming from Friuli Venezia Giulia and other Italian regions - will participate in the third edition of the event.