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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Joshua Davis


Joshua Davis: Empathy Report: 5th Annual Meeting - Social & Affective Neuroscience Society

Josh Davis is Term Assistant Professor at Barnard College, NY. His research deals with adaptive emotional state control and mind-body connections.  While not an expert in empathy, in this interview, Josh gives us a report on some of the latest findings about the nature of empathy from the 5th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society.
- Symposium Session A: Empathy
- Empathy for Positive and Negative Emotions:
- Poster Session D (Empathy, Culture, Social Interaction
- Session I Empathy & Choice
Sub Conference: Science






Empathy Report,

2012-04-(20-21) - 5th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society,  New York City.
Social & Affective Neuroscience Society
Annual Meeting 2012

  • Symposium Session A: Empathy

    • Manipulations of Cognitive Strategies and intergroup Relationships Reduce the Racial Bias in Empathic Neural Responses.
      Shihui Han, Peking University

    • Empathy for Positive and Negative Emotions: Implications for Brain and Behavior.
      Sylvia Morelli, University of California, Los Angeles

    • Flavors of Empathy and their Relationship to Prosocial Behavior
      Jamil Zaki, Harvard University

    • How to Understand Other's Feelings: Empathy, Self-Other Distinction and Egocentricity Bias
      Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute

  • Keynote Debate: Mirror Neurons

    • Christian Keysers, University Medical Center Groningen, KNAW

    • Geoff Bird, University of London

  • Poster Session D (Empathy, Culture, Social Interaction, Health)

  • Session I Empathy & Choice




Josh Davis - Empathy Report from 5th Annual Meeting, Social & Affective Neuroscience Society





  • 00:00 Introduction

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2012-05-21 -Developments in Social and Affective Neuroscience
This year’s Social and Affective Neuroscience (SAN) meeting felt like one of those times in history when it was clear that a field was about to explode, in size, reach, and importance. It was plain to see that the number of labs and researchers has been growing dramatically and the field is attracting some of the brightest young minds of the generation.