On the neurobiology of wisdom: An interview with Dilip Jeste

by Charles Cassidy, Evidence Based Wisdom 

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is Director of The Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, and a neuropsychiatrist with particular specialism in successful aging and schizophrenia. He is also a former president of the American Psychiatric Association. He has published a number of influential papers detailing the neural activity associated with wise behaviours  and you can watch his fascinating TED talk Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter by clicking here.

In this conversation with evidencebasedwisdom, he discussed parallels between modern and ancient conceptions of wisdom, the grandma hypothesis of wisdom and the six components of wisdom highlighted by his research. He also outlined his family model of the wise brain, and delved into the future possibility of technological and biological wisdom-enhancing interventions.

Topics discussed:

The paradox of aging

The growth of wisdom research

The six components of wisdom

Comparing ancient and modern conceptions of wisdom

The family model of the wise brain

Wisdom in the aging brain and the Grandma hypothesis

Wisdom, medicine, and the future

Read the interview: Cassidy, C. (2017, June 21). On the neurobilogy of wisdom [web blog]. Evidence Based Wisdom. Retrieved from https://evidencebasedwisdom.com/wisdom-profiles-dilip-jeste/

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