The ENCECON NetworkThe overall aim of the network is to support European scientists engaged in empirical and theoretical research on embodied cognition, contemplative neuroscience, and neurophenomenology. The objective of the network is to address concrete theoretical and methodological challenges currently hampering the empirical investigation of experience, its relationship to brain and body and its potential for well-being. This objective will be approached by gathering a community of researchers interested in both the empirical investigation of the mind, brain, and body and the integration of direct experiential inquiry and rigorous first-person methodology with these third-person approaches.
How to train compassion? – was the title and the main question addressed in a recent workshop organized by the Department of Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, directed by Prof. Dr. Tania Singer, taking place in Berlin from the 21st to the 23rd of July 2011.