Daniel Reisel searches for the psychological and physical roots of human morality.

Why you should listen

Daniel 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. Daniel 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

Daniel Reisel’s TED talk

Daniel Reisel on the TED Blog


Training the brains of psychopaths: Daniel Reisel at TED2013

March 1, 2013

  Daniel Reisel is here to talk about our brains. In particular, how we might change them–and how this kind of thinking might just change the tenor of society as a whole. He introduces us to Joe, who’s 32, and a murderer. Reisel met Joe in Wormwood Scrubs, a high-security prison that houses England’s most […]

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Who Are We?: The speakers in Session 11 of TED2013

March 1, 2013

The name says it all: this session took a look at everything that human beings do, think and know. From thoughts on what makes a civilization decline to the roots of our morality, these speakers shared some of the stats and stories that point to our collective identity. Here, the speakers who appeared in this […]

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