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Breaking the Wall between People @ Falling Walls Conference

Tania Singer, director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig and Faculty Member of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain: What defines humans: self-interest, self-focus, empathy or compassion? While “exogenous” sciences like economy and sociology failed to give by themselves an exhaustive definition of human nature, producing partial concepts like the “homo economicus”, the answer might come from an “inside-out” approach.

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KOSMOS Scholar’s Lecture: Marcel Brass (Ghent), “Does it matter whether we believe in free will or not? Priming disbelief in free will affects basic motor cognition”
KOSMOS Scholar’s Lecture: Marcel Brass (Ghent), “Does it matter whether we believe in free will or not? Priming disbelief in free will affects basic motor cognition”

Marcel Brass is Associated Researcher at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. The question whether...

KOSMOS Fellow’s Lecture: Vittorio Gallese (Parma), “The body, symbolic expression and its experience: An experimental aesthetics perspective”
KOSMOS Fellow’s Lecture: Vittorio Gallese (Parma), “The body, symbolic expression and its experience: An experimental aesthetics perspective”

Vittorio Gallese is KOSMOS Fellow 2013-2014. Today cognitive neuroscience has the means to shed new...

KOSMOS Public Lecture: Vittorio Gallese (Parma) “Embodied simulation: A second-person approach to social cognition”
KOSMOS Public Lecture: Vittorio Gallese (Parma) “Embodied simulation: A second-person approach to social cognition”

Public lecture as part of KOSMOS Summer University The discovery of a mirror mechanism for action,...

TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory Symposium –Ars Electronica Festival 2013
TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory Symposium –Ars Electronica Festival 2013

Arno Villringer, neuroscientist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and...