8 Feb 2017: The role of empathy in moral reasoning and behavior, IRCM, Montreal

The Montreal Neuroethics Network (MNN) / Le Réseau Neuroéthique de Montréal

 Seminar/séminaire: “The role of empathy in moral reasoning and behavior” 

Dr. Jean Decety, University of Chicago, USA

Wednesday February 8th, 2017, 11:30am-12:30pm

Room André-Barbeau, IRCM

Dr. Jean Decety is the Irving B. Harris Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, USA. He is a leading scholar on the social and developmental neuroscience of empathy, moral judgment, sensitivity to justice and prosocial behavior, as well as other topics related to how we feel, think and behave in social situations. His work has led to new understandings of the socioemotional and cognitive processes involved in social cognition in typically developing children and adults, as well as criminal psychopaths. His research uses a multi-level approach (from genes to behavior), including neuroimaging (fMRI, high-density EEG/ERPs) and eye-tracking techniques. Professor Decety is the founding editor of the journal Social Neuroscience, and serves on the editorial boards of Development and Psychopathology, Neuropsychologia and Frontiers in Emotion. He is the co-founder of the Society for Social Neuroscience.

Dr. Decety is co-director of the Brain Research Imaging Center at UChicago Medicine, head of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and the Child NeuroSuite, as well as a member of the Committee on Neurobiology at UChicago.

All are welcome, no RSVP needed. / Entrée libre, aucune réservation nécessaire.

The Montreal Neuroethics Network promotes neuroethics training, education and dialogue by exposing various audiences to neuroethics issues; fostering collaboration and mutual learning; and ensure Montreal’s leadership in addressing ethical and social issues in neuroscience and healthcare delivery through inter-institutional collaborations.

For additional information, neuroethics@ircm.qc.ca

Le Réseau neuroéthique de Montréal promeut la formation, l’éducation et le dialogue neuroéthiques en exposant divers publics aux enjeux neuroéthiques; en facilitant les collaborations et les apprentissages mutuels afin de développer le leadership à Montréal pour aborder les questions éthiques et sociales associées aux neurosciences et aux soins de santé dans un contexte de collaboration interinstitutionnelle.

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