Grand Hotel
May 4, 2022
08:45 - 17:30
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+02:00


Programme, confirmed speakers and preliminary titles

08.15 Venue opens: Piratensalen at Grand Hotel in Lund

08.45 Opening of conference

Jimmie Kristensson, pro vice-chancellor for communication, integrity and character at Lund University

08.50 Welcome and introduction

Martin Garwicz and Philippe Goldin

09.00-09.40 Neural bases of socio-emotional and socio-cognitive abilities

Tania Singer, Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society, Berlin

Chair Philippe Goldin

5-minute breather


09.50-10.30 Empathy through ‘shared’ neural circuits – a cross-species approach

Christian Keysers, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam

Chair Martin Garwicz

Coffee break


11.15-11.55 Evolutionary roots of empathy and compassion

Ewelina Knapska, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw

Chair Martin Garwicz


Lunch break 80 minutes 

Lunch is not served for conference participants, please see a list of resturant options in the menue above (LUND)

13.15-13.55 Developmental roots of empathy and compassion

Ruth Feldman, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzlia

Chair Elia Psouni


5-minute breather


14.05-14.45 Integrating empathy and emotional learning

Andreas Olsson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Chair Johan Mårtensson


Coffee break


15.30-16.10 The neural plasticity of social emotions

Olga Klimecki-Lenz, Eleonore-Trefftz Guest Professor, TU Dresden


5-minute breather


16.20-17.20 Where do we go from here?

Round table discussion with all six speakers

Chairs Martin Garwicz and Philippe Goldin