Joachim Bauer

Can a search for meaning and cohesion positively influence our genes?
Recent work from the still young "social genomics" research shows that efforts to lead a meaning-driven, prosocial lifestyle have a favourable influence on the activation pattern of health-related genes.
What do these findings mean for our lives as individuals and for our social coexistence?

Prof. Dr. Joachim Bauer is a neuroscientist, physician, psychotherapist and author of The Empathic Gene (2021) and other books such as Self-Direction. The Rediscovery of Free Will (2015). Cicero magazine repeatedly ranked him among the most influential intellectuals in the German-speaking world.

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Date: 23.11.2021

Time: 20:00


The influence of thinking on genes

New insights from social neuroscience