Joachim Bauer

  • Feel what the world feels
  • The rediscovery of empathy
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

The world is changing. Events like the Corona pandemic, just one aspect of a larger ecological crisis, show us the vulnerability of human beings and make us fearful. But they also make us feel cohesion, the deep-seated sociality of human beings. We call this feeling empathy. It is at the core of our being and of a culture of community.

Best-selling author and award-winning scientist Joachim Bauer explains how empathy is inherent in us and why it is the solution to social and global problems. In the course of recent human history, we have also forgotten how to feel with the world. We need to rediscover this ability in order to meet current challenges.

Bauer is a neuroscientist, physician, psychotherapist and author of numerous non-fiction books. In the same, he makes clear the significance of the findings of modern neuroscience for medicine, psychology, education, the world of work and everyday life.

As part of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg


Unfortunately, the event has to be cancelled. Purchased tickets can be refunded via the respective advance booking office.