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TEDxJaffa - Dr. Anat Perry-Sharon - How Brain Mechanisms Enable Our Understanding of Others

In her TEDxJaffa talk, Dr. Anat Perry-Sharon discusses the brain mechanisms that enable our experience of empathy towards others. The pain pictures in her talk are courtesy of Professor Jean Decety.Anat grew up in Jerusalem, and currently lives in Tel Aviv. She recently submitted her PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focused on brain mechanisms which are thought to be related to our ability to understand others' thoughts and feelings. Apart from working on her PhD, Anat spent the last few years as the B.A. counselor for Psychology students and the coordinator of a B.A. tutoring project for Psychology students of the Arab sector. Anat holds a Bachelors degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences, and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, both from the Hebrew University.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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