12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Amphithéâtre Le Groupe Maurice du CRIUGM, 4545 chemin Queen-Mary
Speaker : Vittorio Gallese M.D., Professor of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, Department of Surgery and Medicine, University of Parma, Italy.
Embodied simulation – a basic functional mechanism of our brain – and its neural underpinnings are discussed and connected to intersubjectivity and social cognition. Embodied simulation provides a unified account of both non-verbal and verbal aspects of interpersonal relations that likely play a role in shaping the Self, its relation to others, and shared cultural practices. Embodied simulation might shed new light on human social nature and promote a potentially fruitful and mutually enriching multidisciplinary dialogue between neuroscience, medicine and the humanities.