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  • 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...
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  • Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum: Dilip Jeste, MD

    At the Center’s 2016 Wisdom Research Forum, Dilip V. Jeste, MD delivered a presentation titled, "Wisdom from a neuroscience perspective". Dr. Jeste is Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences;...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Approaching Power with Humility and Wisdom

    Understanding the impact that winning and power has on your brain and behavior by Michael Hogan, Psychology Today Excerpt: Most of us know of the genius of Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist who revolutionized art in the opening decades of the 20th century. But few...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Five Empathy Experts at TED

    From Iraq to oxytocin, a round-up of big thoughts from big empathy experts. By Ada Calhoun 1. Sociologist Sam Richards asks if it’s possible to understand the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? He wonders: Can anyone truly understand and empathize with another? 2. Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax explains...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Do You Know When You're Wrong?

    by Katherine Harmon, Scientific American Gray Matter Shows Introspective Ability Is Not Black and White When answering a question, your accuracy in assessing whether you have gotten the answer right—or wrong—might depend on the volume of gray matter in a certain part of your brain, according to a new...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

    by Adam Hadhazy from Scientific American "As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. Underlying this sensation is an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Brain of world's best-known amnesiac mapped

    by Elizabeth Landau for CNN "Henry Molaison, known as H.M. in scientific literature, was perhaps the most famous patient in all of brain science in the 20th century. "My daddy's family came from the South and moved North, they came from Thibodaux Louisiana, and moved north," Molaison...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    by Eric Jaffe for the Los Angeles Times "If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers...
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  • How Much of Your Memory Is True?

    By Kathleen McGowan "Rita Magil was driving down a Montreal boulevard one sunny morning in 2002 when a car came blasting through a red light straight toward her. “I slammed the brakes, but I knew it was too late,” she says. “I thought I was going to die.” The oncoming car smashed into hers, pushing...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Mapping the Brain's Highways

    By Azeen Ghorahi " 'The human brain has been terra incognita for as long as we’ve known it,' says Olaf Sporns, a professor of neuroscience at Indiana University. In 2005, Sporns co-authored a paper attributing the large-scale shortcomings of comprehensive neuroscience research to a lack...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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