Dan Reisel searches for the roots of human behavior, including the development of morality.

Why you should listen

Dan Reisel grew up in Norway but settled in the UK in 1995. He works as a hospital doctor and as a research fellow in epigenetics at University College London. He completed his PhD in Neuroscience in 2005, investigating how learning rewires the brain. Since then, his research has been concerned with the effect of life events on gene function. Reisel is currently training to become an accredited restorative justice facilitator with the UK Restorative Justice Council.

What others say

“An important contribution to how crime should be tackled.” — Simon Fried on TED.com

Dan Reisel’s TED talk