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07 October 2021 - Mental training that promotes skills such as mindfulness, gratitude or compassion reduces the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in hair. This is what scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the Social Neuroscience Research Group of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have found out. more
August 18, 2021 - War, Flooding, Wirldfires: from a distance, we feel empathy. Neuroscientist Tania Singer explains how empathy develops and why we need to train it. Interview: Sara Tomšić. Image by Tim Marshall/unsplash.com (German) more
July 23, 2021 - In an article in the online edition of Science Notes on the topic of "Nothingness," Tania Singer reports on the importance of continuous mental training in the search for silence in the mind. (German only) more
July 20, 2021 - The awarding of the "Danke-Skulptur" to Tania Singer highlights the appreciation and recognition for her commitment to the community. The following link lists the worldwide reactions of the people/institutions that have already received the "Danke-Skulptur". more
July 11, 2021 - Tania Singer gives a lecture on the neurobiology of empathy and compassion at the SWR Teleakademie. (German only) more
June 09, 2021 - In a workshop for the betterplace co:lab X, Tania Singer sheds light on how empathy, compassion and a change of perspective can revolutionize our work culture. Three main bullet points are summarized in a blog. (German only) more
June 01, 2021 – Tania Singer and Elise Bialylew have a conversation on the research background of Tania Singer and how mental training can improve empathy and compassion. more
May 28, 2021 - Tania Singer gives a keynote lecture at the Boston Internationa Trauma Conference and talks about the results of the ReSource project. more

New Publication with NeuroImage

May 02, 2021 - Online release of a new publication on meditation-based mental training interventions that show physical and mental health benefits.

Talk European Commission

April 27, 2021 - In a presentation invited by the European Commission, Tania Singer talks about the different impact of mental training and the results of the ReSource project. She also reports on the CovSocial project and the according research on social cohesion within the Berlin population.
March 24, 2021 - In a dialogue moderated by Silke Weiss at the Pioneers of Education Summit 21, she talks with Tania Singer about mindfulness, compassion, and empathy in education. more
March 03, 2021 - In the tabularasa podcast, Tania Singer talks about the results of the ReSource project. She also discusses the social and psychological effects that a week-long lockdown could have in times of COVID-19. The challenges and necessary measures to make digitization socially acceptable. (German only) more
January 25, 2021 - In this interview with Miray Caliskan of the Berliner Zeitung, Tania Singer suggests ways to prevent health care worker’s burnout in the pandemic. (German only) more
January 17, 2021 – This podcast is based on a recording of Tania Singer's keynote talk at the 10th Empathy Conference in December 2020. In this podcast, Tania Singer provides an overview on the difference between compassion and empathy and the important role of compassion in economics. (German only) more
January 19, 2021 - This movie shows three decades of collaboration between Western scientists and Buddhist scholars including interviews with and features of Tania Singer’s research. This long-term collaboration has revealed techniques that allow us to develop our mental well-being and improve the impact we have on our planet. (A German version is planned to be released in February 2021.) more

Article in anders handeln – Nächstenliebe

January 2021 – This article in the January issue of anders handeln - Nächstenliebe reports on the ReSource project and how to train compassion and other social skills. The interview with Tania Singer was conducted by Sven Rhode. (German only)
December 19, 2020 - The 10th Empathy Conference of the DAI Heidelberg in the framework of Geist Heidelberg took place with the title: "Empathy under pressure? How we experience empathy in crises and conflicts". In her presentation Tania Singer talks about empathy and compassion. Can mindfulness and social skills be trained? How do empathy and compassion differ? (German) more
November 27, 2020 - Reporter Norbert Koch-Klauke reports on the CovSocial project, which is researching how the Corona crisis affects the well-being, behavior, stress experience and social cohesion of Berlin's population. (German) more
November 19, 2020 - Tania Singer gives a keynote on how to reduce burnout, stress, and depression by mental training. She emphasizes how this is even more important during turbulent times and how it relates to business leaders and organizations. (English) more
October 27, 2020 - In this interview Tania Singer talks about the CovSocial Project on experiencing stress, social cohesion and resilience during the Corona crisis. The project launched in September 2020. (German only) more
September 25, 2020 - In an article by Barbara Esser on the subject of "When values ​​become deeds", Tania Singer's research on increasing social cohesion and resilience is mentioned. (German) more
September 10, 2020 - A Berlin research project on experiencing stress, social cohesion and resilience during the Corona crisis in cooperation with the Charite, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the MPI for Psychiatry, funded by the Max Planck Society and the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). more
July 22, 2020 - In this podcast, Sarah Stephens (Cuba Platform) continues a conversation with john a. powell (Othering and Belonging Institute) and Tania Singer on othering, brain science, and pathways to belonging, compassion, and care. more
July 22, 2020 - Prior to the Mindful Doctor Conference (September 04-06 in Berlin, Germany) an interview with Tania Singer has been released by the Mindful Doctor Newsletter. (German) more
July 05, 2020 - Tania Singer was interviewed by the radio station RFATibetan on the occasion of the 85th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A compilation of her and other contributions has been published on Youtube. (Tibetan) more
June 25, 2020 - Tania Singer talks about the growing importance of mental health and what research has shown how mental training can help increase resilience and cooperation in teams. more

Successful Fund Raising

May, 08th 2020 - Tania Singer and Mazda Adli from the Charite Berlin together with a consortium of five other Professors Christine Heim (Charité), Sonja Entringer (Charité), Elisabeth Binder (MPI), Felix Balnkenburg (FU) und Manuel Völkle (HU)  have successfully raised funds in the CoVid-19 Pandemic Special Call for Proposals of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). More details and news on the “CovSocial” project will follow shortly.
April, 14th 2020 - Tania Singer was interviewed by Ilios Kotsou from Emergence about the relevance of compassion and care in times of Covid-19 pandemics and how to apply her findings to help healthcare workers with everyday workplace challenges. (French) more
March, 11th 2020 - Tania Singer and Edwin Rutsch discuss on the benefits in people empathically listening to each other. more
March, 11th 2020 - The research article Voluntary upregulation of heart rate variability through biofeedback is improved by mental contemplative training is placed as one of the top 100 downloaded neuroscience papers for Scientific Reports in 2019. more
March, 9th 2020 - In order to understand what another person thinks and how he or she will behave we must take someone else’s perspective. This ability is referred to as Theory of Mind. Until recently, researchers were at odds concerning the age at which children are able to do such perspective taking. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University College London, and the Social Neuroscience Lab Berlin shed new light on this question. Only 4-year-olds seem to be able to understand what others think. more
March 4th 2020 - Ahead of her keynote address at IMD’s LIVE-Orchestrating Winning Performance (online) on 25 June 2020 in Lausanne, neuroscientist Tania Singer outlines some of her research insights on building resilient and collaborative organizational teams. more
December 3rd 2019 - In this Podcast Tania Singer and Traci Ruble talk about the ReSource Project and how heart-centered listening makes us more compassionate than mindfulness alone. more
November 28th 2019 - Tania Singer presents her research on this conference hosted by the Goethe Schule in Buenos Aires, Argentina. more
November 18th 2019 - In this report, broadcasted by rbbkultur (German only), Vera Block explores the question of whether the new social trend of mindfulness practice entails risks and interviews Tania Singer on her research and the ReSource Project. more
October 25th 2019 - Tania Singer presents her research at the Contemplative Science Symposium hosted by Mind and Life Europe. more
October 18th-19th 2019 - Tania Singer particpates in a panel discussion together with Thierry Janssen, Rose, Aurélie Godefroy und Frédéric Lopez. SAM 2019 took place in Strasbourg, France. more
October 17th 2019 - The IFLP (Institut Francais du Leadership Positif) appoints executives who reinvent their leadership, accelerate their transformation and positively influence society. Theevent took place in Lyon, France. more
October 14th 2019 - Online interview on the exploration of wellbeing in the digital age - over lunch. more
May 18th 2019 - Tania Singer's interview at the Congress which took place at Akademie Heiligenfeld. (German only) more
August 29th 2019 - Tagesspiegel online reports on Tania Singers contribution at the Symposium „Online Psychotherapy – How? When? For whom?“. The symposium was hostet by the Berlin Fliedner clinic on 28. August 2019. more
August 16th 2019 - As part of this Podcast series, hosted by Lisa Rauschenberger, Tania Singer, Jamila Tressel and Alan Posener discuss whether the schoolsystem nowadays is able to face current challenges of the changing society. They further discuss possible directions of knowledge transfer that may include the communication of values such as responsibility, empathy and courage. The Podcast is available in German, only. more
July 03rd 2019 - Tech Open Air (TOA) is Europe's leading technoloy festival. At the conference more than 150 thought-leaders (tech, art and science) shared their visions and thoughts about how the world may be evolving. more

Second ENCECON workshop

June 26, 2019
Second Workshop of the European Neurophenomenology, Contemplative, and Embodied Cognition Network (ENCECON) hosted by Mind and Life Europe and co-organised by Tania Singer took place from June 11th-15th. more
 August 01st 2019 - A review article presenting results of the ReSource Project will be published as part of the Special Issue Mindfulness in August 2019 more
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