Dr. Franca Parianen

Main focus: Science Slams dealing with brain, humanity and empathy

Languages: German, English

City: Leipzig

Country: Germany

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.


I hold a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration (Politics, economy, sociology in law) with a minor in social entrepreneurship as well as a Master's degree in Neuroscience and Cognition. Both studies have led me to explore human behaviour and interaction. I conducted a field study on Fair Trade production on Mauritius and worked as a fundraising coordinator for a non-profit organization. More recently I worked at several research institutions (Helmholtz Institute Utrecht, Jacobs Center of Lifelong Learning Bremen, Max Planck Institute for Human Congitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig) to investigate on empathy, emotions, theory of mind and neuroeconomic decision making. Aprt from scientific publications, I communicate the results in science slams, competitions in scientific presentations. Herewith I won the East-German Championship and participated in the German finals.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Frankfurter Zukunftskongress

Gemeinsame Key Note mit Richard David Precht. Themen: New Work, Digitalisierung, Planet Erde.

Was hält unsere Gesellschaft zusammen? – Miteinander Teilen. Wie solidarisch sind wir?

ZEIT Stiftung Podiumsdiskussion mit Steffen Mau und Robert Habeck

Der Sünde auf der Spur: Interview zum Thema soziale Kognition und Neid

Moderiert durch Eckart von Hirschhausen

This talk is in: German

Key Note: digitales Lernen und Motivation

B2B Vertriebskongress Wien

Soziale Kognition, Vertrauen und Zusammenarbeit

Deutsche Meisterschaften im Science Slam
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Science Slam Vortrag zu den Neurowissenschaften des Mitgefühls.