Embodied empathy between Gestalt therapy and neurosciences

Author/s Valeria Rubino
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/2
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 59-68 File size 308 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2011-002007
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According to the new cultural trend stating the primacy of relational dimension in human beings, the paper underlines some theoretical ideas about the concept of empathy either in Gesalt therapy or in neuroscience. The goal of this study is to find shared points among the results of infant research, neuroscience, and some theoretical and epistemological elements of Gestalt therapy.

Keywords: Relation, empathy, Gestalt therapy, mirror neurons, embodied simulation

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Valeria Rubino, Empatia incarnata tra psicoterapia della Gestalt e neuroscienze in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 2/2011, pp 59-68, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2011-002007