Watch Olga Klimecki’s presentation
on the Neuroscience Of Empathy and Compassion at the 2012 Empathy and Compassion in Society conference to learn about the effects of empathy and compassion training. Her primary point, demonstrating the plasticity of the brain, is essentially that we can train ourselves to react a certain way. Our emotional reactions (and underlying brain function) are not set in stone. When we are trained in compassion, the resulting changes are positive emotional response and prosocial behavior.
Additional scientific publications from this researcher include: