The world is changing. Events like the Corona pandemic, just one aspect of a major ecological crisis, make us aware of human vulnerability and cause fear. But they also make us feel cohesion, the deeply rooted human sociality. We call this feeling empathy. It is the core of our being and of a culture of community.
The bestselling author and award-winning scientist Joachim Bauer explains how empathy is embedded in us and why it is the solution to social and global problems. In the course of recent human history, we have also forgotten how to feel with the world. We need to rediscover this ability in order to meet the current challenges.
Bauer is a neuroscientist, doctor, psychotherapist and author of numerous non-fiction books. In these books he demonstrates the importance of modern neuroscience for medicine, psychology, education, the world of work and everyday life.
In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg
Feeling what the world feels
The rediscovery of empathy
Geist Heidelberg Lecture