nnifer Mascaro and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion

Jenny Mascaro wrote her PH.D dissertation at Emery University on “A Longitudinal Investigation of Empathic Behavior and Neural Activity and Their Modulation by Compassion Meditation.” She studied the effectiveness of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, which was developed by Geshe Lobsang Negi at Emory, on deepening empathy.

Jenny says, “My interests center on the study of emotion and social cognition, particularly those emotions related to prosocial behavior. I’m currently using various neuroimaging modalities including functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging to explore the neurobiology related to empathy and compassion.”
Sub Conference: Science