How The Infant Brain Provides Insight Into Human Spiritual Experience | Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
2 February.7:30 pm-9:00 pm£5.00
How The Infant Brain Provides Insight Into Human Spiritual Experience
Tuesday 2nd January 2021. 7.30pm until 9.00pm. £5 online via ZOOM.
Human beings are born biologically wired for social connection. Newborn infants pay attention to other people’s facial expressions, tone of voice and even the timings and patterns of communicative exchanges. In short, human beings are born already active participants in relationships. Can this innate capacity for connection help in making sense of human spiritual experience? This is the question Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, research scientist and infant psychologist, will explore in this lecture. She will suggest that our human capacity for compassion, awe, gratitude and empathy – all of which are core to spiritual experience – derive from innate capacities within the human brain and body. Spirituality is a relational, rather than individualistic, phenomenon precisely because humans are physiologically wired for relationality.
Please join us at 7.30PM on Tuesday the 2nd of February via ZOOM. Purchase a ticket below and you will receive an email with access. Save money by purchasing a winter season pass here and get access to our full Winter Season programme.
About Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ innate capacity to connect. Since 1993, she has been based at the University of Dundee (Scotland), within the School of Psychology. Her academic career began in the USA, where she completed her PhD at Yale University. Suzanne’s core aspiration continues to be strengthening awareness of the decisions we take about caring for our children — because those choices are integrally connected to our vision for the kind of society we wish to build.