In this video, neuroscientist Emile Bruneau introduces the idea of metaperceptions: the way people think others think of them. As Bruneau explains, people typically assume others think more negatively of them than they do. Correcting these misperceptions is one of the tools Bruneau sees as a path to peace for groups in conflict.
Bruneau was a researcher at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab. The other videos in the series include an introduction and videos on the topics of empathy and dehumanization. Sadly, Bruneau passed away from brain cancer in September, 2020. These videos are part of his efforts to ensure that the important work of bringing peace to the world through science would live on.