Simon Nightingale on neuroscience and psychology of empathy, 13 February

The Chair of Shropshire Humanist Group, Dr Simon Nightingale, will talk to the Shrewsbury Interfaith Forum on the Neuroscience and Psychology of Empathy, at the United Reformed Church in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 February, at 1.00 pm.

The talk will cover many aspects of empathy, including psychology, neurobiology, genetics, evolutionary psychology and pathology (for example, psychopathy), as well as its huge importance in human relationships. The talk will be followed by discussion.

Everyone is welcome.

Please note this event is not organised by SHG.

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Last speaker meeting of the year: 19 Nov – Simon Nightingale on Intuitions

Dr Simon Nightingale, consultant neurologist and SHG member, will talk on Intuitions (such as first impressions) and how they are not as good as we think they are. Lots of fun experiments on the audience.

Thursday 19 November at 7.30 pm at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG. All are welcome. Donations are requested to cover the cost of room hire, refreshments etc.

Simon Nightingale on radio: “The Honest Truth about Dishonesty”

Simon_NightingaleShropshire Humanist Group member Simon Nightingale was speaking on Radio Shropshire again on Sunday 14 December. He is always worth listening to.

This one is based on an interesting book called “The Honest Truth about Dishonesty” by an experimental psychologist called Dan Ariely. Of course I could only deal with a tiny part of this fascinating subject.

I have tried to present a nonreligious approach to a moral issue – and I do mention a famous humanist at the end! To listen within the next 7 days go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cz784 and listen on the time line from 1:21:00 to 1:27:00.

20 November meeting: Simon Nightingale on Empathy

Simon_NightingaleSimon Nightingale, Consultant in Neurology and SHG member: The Neuro-psychology of Empathy.

What is empathy? Is it important? Why does it vary between different people? Is it the product of nature or nurture? What happens when it is lost?

Thursday 20 November at 7.30 pm at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG. All are welcome. Donations are requested to cover the cost of room hire, refreshments etc.

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