Empathy in the Brain | Lecture

This corona crisis shows us the great empathy that we feel for other people. Politicians tell us to care for the weaker and keep 1,5m away from each other. The majority follows those regulations and helps where possible. But why do we care for other people?

 Neuroscientist Christian Keyers tells us more about how empathy works in de human brain. Is it possible to feel as much for others as you can feel for yourself? And which methods did professor Keyers use for his research?

This lecture by Prof. Dr. Christian Keyers is part of the series 17 miljoen mensen (seventeen million people) on living together in the Netherlands, that is organized by our colleagues at Studium Generale of Utrecht University. Watch the lecture here.

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