Emotions Brain Forum

Emotions Brain Forum


For a long time, emotions have been considered a source of "negative" disruption to the "positive" rational human behavior. After many years of research, evidence does not support this naïve perspective anymore. Emotions are biological and psychological adaptive mechanisms that represent an essential part of our ability to cope with the environment and live a good personal and social life. Although emotions can sometimes be unpleasant, they provide critical information and guidance that can help everybody. Emotions profoundly influence our behavior and cognition, and recent innovative studies are clarifying these crucial relationships.

On November 25, 2022, at the University of Geneva, the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and Brain Circle Italia will organize the Brain Forum Emotions on the topic "Emotion, cognition, and behavior." Six internationally renowned female scientists will discuss the influence of emotion on our behavior, covering several important topics: the role of emotions in politics and how empathy and curiosity can strengthen social bonds, the impact of smells on our emotions, the emotional consequences of traumatic experiences, and the importance of being emotionally flexible. The links between emotions and behavior will be examined from psychological, philosophical, and neuroscientific perspectives, and artistic performances related to the topics discussed will punctuate the event.


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech

Auditoire, 15h-19h

Organisé par

Centres et instituts
Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA)

entrée libre


Catégorie: Forum

Mots clés: emotion, behaviour, decision making

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