is Stanford Clinical Professor of
Neurosurgery andfounding director of the Center for the Study of Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). CCARE is strivingto
create a community of scholars and researchers, includingneuroscientists,
psychologists, educators and philosophical andcontemplative thinkers around
the study of compassion.
A discussion about the current state of the empathy
and compassion movements and where they might be headed. We discuss the
Empathy Circle process as a
way to hold constructive dialogues. CCARE becomes a cosponsor of the
project to hold Empathy Circles between Congressional Representatives
political left, right and center.
"Can we rewire the brain to become more compassionate? That's one of the
questions central to the work of James Doty, director of Stanford's Center
for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Doty's new book, "Into
the Magic Shop", chronicles his journey from a chaotic childhood in Southern
California to a scientist at the cutting edge of the heart-brain