Kay Persichitte, Dean
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
The UW College of Education and the Ellbogen Symposium Organizing Committee are pleased to announce our 2013 keynote address, featuring Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.
From moments after birth, people develop within social relationships—we come to the world biologically ready to engage with other people, and the emotions we feel in social contexts shape how we feel about ourselves and how we experience our own lives. In this talk, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will discuss the neurobiology of social emotions like compassion, admiration and gratitude, including their deep visceral roots in the feeling and regulation of the body and consciousness, and their propensity to heighten one’s own subjective sense of self awareness. By examining neuroimaging data from young adults alongside creative and scientific works by children, she will argue that children’s early thinking is grounded in the feeling of emotions that foster social connectedness and self awareness, and is driven by an inherent desire to make culturally appropriate meaning of one’s experiences in the world.
Terry Burant, chairperson