A joint program with the Laboratory for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology at Stanford University Medical School, Science and Society: Frontiers of the Mind hosts lectures, webinars, and fellowships on the most recent discoveries of neuroscience for audiences in Iran.
“Evolution of Goodness: Empathy in Animals and Humans” by Dr. Frans de Waal
Does morality come from God, as many religions believe, offering a foundation of theocracy, or could there be biological explanations that have more to do with evolution than Divine design? In his lecture at Stanford in 2016, Professor De Waal discussed the sense of fairness in animals and reviewed expressions of empathy in animals.
Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates.