Christian Keysers is professor and group leader of the Social Brain Lab at the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands. The lab explores the biological nature and neuroscience of empathy.
Christian is author of ‘The Empathic Brain: How the Discovery of Mirror Neurons Changes our Understanding of Human Nature’.
In this interview, Christian gives a chapter by chapter narration of the book, which explores the nut’s and bolts neuroscience of empathy. In the book, he illustrates the science with his own experiences and with stories. The journey starts at the lab in Parma, Italy where mirror neurons were first discovered and where he also worked.