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Emotions, behaviour and decisions

11 February 2022 @ 0 h 00 min - 12 February 2022 @ 0 h 00 min

For a long time, emotions have been considered a source of “negative” disruption to the “positive” rational human behavior. After many years of research, evidence does not support this naïve perspective anymore. Emotions are biological and psychological adaptive mechanisms that represent an essential part of our ability to cope with the environment and live a good personal and social life. Although emotions can sometimes be detrimental, they provide critical information and guidance that can help everybody. Emotions profoundly influence our behavior and cognition, and recent innovative studies are clarifying these crucial relationships. On February 11, 2022, at the University of Geneva, the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, and Brain Circle Italia will organize Brain Forum : Emotions on the theme of “Emotion, cognition, and behavior.” Six internationally renowned women scientists will discuss the influence of emotion on our behavior, covering several important topics: from the relationship between sleep and emotion to the impact of odors on our emotions, from the emotional consequences of traumatic experiences to the importance of being emotionally flexible and empathic. The links between emotions and behavior will be examined from psychological, philosophical, and neuroscientific perspectives, and artistic performances related to the topics discussed will punctuate the event.

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11 February 2022 @ 0 h 00 min
End:
12 February 2022 @ 0 h 00 min
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http://agenda.unige.ch/events/view/30891

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