The Neuroscience of Fierce Compassion | #skollwf 2016

What parts of the brain are stimulated when we feel fierce anger or compassion? Can compassion be learned or is it innate? Does empathy have limits, especially for those of us working on the frontlines of social change?


Take an extraordinary visual trip through a real brain and hear from a new wave of researchers using the methods of social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to challenge our views on these questions. Explore how compassion—and its limits—might inform our work as social innovators.



Taddy Blecher
CEO, Community & Individual Development Association

Melina Uncapher
Assistant Professor, Research Scientist, Stanford University

Adam Waytz
Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

Jamil Zaki
Assistant Professor, Stanford University