Grant to explore memory and empathy

Dr Federica Meconi has won a prestigous Marie-Curie grant worth over 183,000 Euros for a two-year project to explore how memories shape empathy for others.

Sharing others’ emotions is something that individuals experience every day. This happens when a friend is happy or sad but also when encountering strangers who share an experience they just lived; this is what happens to clinicians or social workers, for instance.