Gastvortrag von Dr. Liya YU (National Taiwan University)

How can we be fully human inside someone else’s brain? Anti-Asian racism from a neuropolitical perspective

DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
TIME: 18:30 – 20:00
LOCATION: OAW, at the Department for East Asian Studies/Chinese Studies, Altes AKH, Campus, Spitalgasse 2, Yard 2, Entrance 2.3

What are the neurocognitive mechanisms of racism, dehumanization and polarization? Why should we understand what is happening in the brain of a racist? I argue that current Left and liberal persuasive strategies of anti-racism might fail to reach those who dehumanize us the most, in part because they are not based on an accurate understanding of how and why our social brains dehumanize, as well as how our brains can actually learn to re-humanize and include others.

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Gastvortrag von Dr. Liya YU