Embodied empathy between Gestalt therapy and neurosciences

Author/s Pietro A. Cavaleri
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/2
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 69-80 File size 312 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2011-002008
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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.

Pietro A. Cavaleri, I luoghi della mente e la bellezza in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 2/2011, pp 69-80, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2011-002008