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San Diego Lecture Explores How Neuroscience Can Promote World Peace

Emile Bruneau, a social and cognitive scientist at the Massachusetts Institut...

Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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San Diego Lecture Explores How Neuroscience Can Promote World Peace

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Emile Bruneau, social and cognitive scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series

What: Putting (Neuro)science to Work for Peace

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Click here to RSVP.

In war-torn regions around the globe, the road to peace is usually long and difficult and often involves the art of diplomacy.

But peace-building efforts can also benefit from science.

Emile Bruneau, a social and cognitive scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is using brain scans to study how empathy works in the brain. He said he hopes his research can eventually offer insight for how to approach intergroup conflict and how to bring communities together to bring about change.

Bruneau is giving a lecture at the University of San Diego on the role neuroscience can play in the peacemaking process and he discusses the topic Wednesday on Midday Edition.

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