Wisdom in the News

UC San Diego: Science of Wisdom in the Era of the New Pandemics

by the Universtiy of California San Diego Library

In mid April 2021, Dilip Jeste, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care at UC San Diego, joined the UC San Diego Library for a conversation about the science of wisdom in the new era of pandemics. For over two decades, Dilip Jeste, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, and Director of the Center for Healthy Aging at UC San Diego, has led the search for the biological and cognitive roots of wisdom. In this talk, Dr. Jeste reflects on the emerging field of the neurobiology of wisdom, its promise to help alleviate the modern epidemics of loneliness, suicide, and addiction, and ways to nurture and grow this complex trait. Dr. Jeste’s main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and successful aging. He has published 14 books, including his most recent book titled “Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good” which was recently chosen by Next Big Idea Club as one of the “8 Must-Read Books of Winter 2021.” Learn more jeste.ucsd.edu.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/uaJb6gdyv50.