Tag: neuroscience

John Thompson, a friend and former colleague of Philando Castile, is embraced after speaking on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol building on June 16, 2017 in St Paul, Minnesota. Protests erupted in Minnesota after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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June 24, 2017

Our editor in chief turns to other sources for understanding and pondering: brain science on why our brains are wired for hate, African-American spirituals as a monument to our nation’s history and resilience, and focusing our attention on what really matters.

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April 1, 2017

Wisdom on mortality from Ira Byock; a young woman’s reflection on magic and memory; Sharon Salzberg on recalibrating brain bias; and Krista’s five approaches to a wise life.

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November 18, 2016

An immunologist thinks through the deeper sources of election stress, and offers up cognitive and spiritual solutions to the anxiety we feel.

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June 27, 2016

From our Becoming Wise podcast, mindfulness researcher Jon Kabat-Zinn on the physiological and spiritual potential of being present to every moment of daily life.

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April 26, 2015

Much great brain research has been coming out about the value of meditation and mindfulness. But, when the rigor overtakes the intention of the practice, how do we measure success and the “powerful signs of change in our everyday lives”?

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October 26, 2013

You will not believe how a cancer doctor uses the venom from a scorpion’s sting to paint the malignant tumors in children’s brains and lymphatic systems. And, in the process, tap the human spirit.

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November 12, 2012

The Chief Rabbi of the UK says that the plasticity of our brains should lead us into a whole new study about “deep practice” and developing attributes such as gratitude in our daily rituals.

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September 7, 2012

How and why did we choose this “secular sermon” for our podcast. A bit of behind-the-scenes insight that answers these questions — and a chance to watch the full sermon from The School of Life.

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March 28, 2012

There’s little doubt, most brain researchers agree, that genius looked much different thousands of years ago. With new tools and…

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March 25, 2012

Few features of humanity are more fascinating than creativity; and few fields right now are more fascinating than neuroscience. Rex…

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January 2, 2011

During our trip to Emory University this past October, we sat in on several conversations between the Dalai Lama and…

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October 21, 2010

During our trip to Emory University this past October, we sat in on several conversations between the Dalai Lama and…

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November 19, 2009

For this week’s show “Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education,” Krista interviewed neuroscientist Adele Diamond, who studies how…

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July 10, 2009

Our immersion into the world of neuroscience for this week’s program with Paul Zak has given me a label for…