Research proves that the adage to “be the change you want to see” does result in real world transformation. James Doty, MD, neurosurgeon, and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, has come to the conclusion that not only does the world become a better place when we practice prosocial skills like empathy and compassion but personal physiology also shifts in profound and healthful ways. 

About the Speaker

James R. Doty, MD is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. As Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, he works with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural basis for compassion and altruism. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart and the senior editor of the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science.