Lectures and seminars

Culture and Brain-lecture: Storytelling, Emotions and Empathy

2014-03-0617:15 Jacob Berzelius (Adam), Berzelius väg 3, KI CampusCampus Solna

Speaker: Mary Helen Immordino Yang, The Brain and Creativity Institute, and the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern Califonia, Los Angeles.

Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell and Henrik Brändén, MTC

The lecture and the following discussions will be performed through a videolink from Califonia. There will be sandwich and mineral water at the start of the lecture


Mary Helen Immordino Yang is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, and Assistant Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education, at University of Southern Califonia, Los Angeles. She studies the interplay between emotions and cultural experiences, development, cultural background and learning. Among other things, she has studied emotional reactions during storytelling by fMRI.
Some videos with Dr Immordino Yang

Social and Affective Neuroscience in Education

Discussion with Howard Gardner on multimedia, emotions and empathy.

A few publications:

mmordino-Yang, Studying the Effects of Culture by Integrating Neuroscientific with Ethnographic Approaches. Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory, 24: 42. (2013)

Immordino-Yang & Singh, (2013). Hippocampal contributions to the processing of social emotions. Human Brain Mapping, 34: 945 (2013)

Immordino-Yang et al, Neural correlates of admiration and compassion. PNAS. 106:8021

Contact person: Ingemar Ernberg