The Atlas of Emotions with Dr. Eve Ekman & Dr. Paul Ekman
Wednesday, 9/14/16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cole Hall Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
513 Parnassus Avenue
UPDATE: The video of this event will be posted on this webpage in mid-late October.
For the past several years, Osher Center Research Fellow Dr. Eve Ekman has been collaborating with her father, renowned research psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman, and the Dalai Lama on their “Atlas of Emotions” project. Please join us on September 14, as the Drs. Ekman present their findings on this groundbreaking project. This event is free and open to the public, but you must reserve tickets in advance.
The Atlas project was inspired by a series of conversations between the Dalai Lama and Drs. Ekman about the science of emotions. With the help of Stamen Design, this tool was created to be a visual journey through the world of emotions. It is based on a survey of 248 leading emotion researchers and their consensus about five universal emotions: enjoyment, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear. The collection of maps is an opportunity to explore the landscape of emotions, where they come from, and the effects they can have. You can read more about this project in this New York Times article. (Fun fact: Dr. Paul Ekman was a consultant on the Pixar movie Inside Out. Rad the New York Times article about that.)
Dr. Eve Ekman does research and training in the areas of meaning, empathy and burnout, inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital, coupled with her training in the applied emotion regulation and mindfulness intervention known as Cultivating Emotional Balance.