September 19, 2017
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular Academic Joint Research Seminar and is pleased to present Dr. Roberto Ravera who will present his research on “Trauma and Resilience: Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.”
The mechanism of embodied emotion occurs through mirror neurons, which have an implicit role in emotion recognition, as indicated by Rizzolatti and Gallese. Based on research with former child soldiers and juvenile inmates in Sierra Leone, Ravera and colleagues conclude that trauma related to experiences of war, violence and abandonment create a profound alteration in the mechanisms of emotion recognition and mirroring. Dr. Ravera will present narrative, clinical, and physiological data comparing these traumatized youth with control subjects.
Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the general public are also welcome.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium