Center Founder and Director Richard J. Davidson will speak at the Fifth International Vatican Conference: Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul on May 7th, 2021. Other speakers will include Thupten Jinpa, President of the Compassion Institute, and Stephen Trzeciak, Professor, Chair and Chief of Medicine, Cooper University Health Care, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
The conference will explore empathy—the ability to understand and care about how other people feel—can alter our brains and impact society. How can we harness the latest findings in neuropsychology to increase empathy and unite society? Pioneers in the science of empathy and compassion share their big ideas, research and strategies for training our brains to improve our mental and physical health. They break down why human connection and understanding of others are critical to our lives, helping us to get along, work more effectively and thrive as a society.