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Articles: The Sleepless See Threats EverywhereBy Yasmin Anwar | July 22, 2015
A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.
Articles: What Drives Selfless Acts?By Nathan Collins | July 20, 2015
Altruism has stumped researchers for years, but a new study finds that it may be as simple as choosing to be generous.
Articles: Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?By Jill Suttie | July 8, 2015
Following a wave of research suggesting the benefits of emotionally attuned physicians, the medical field is exploring ways to cultivate empathy.
Can we correct for unconscious prejudice in law enforcement? Former police officer Tracie Keesee says yes.
Articles: Can Neuroscience Help Tune Your Brain?By Jill Suttie | June 26, 2015
A new book explains why we sometimes seem to act against our own best interest—and what we can do to change course.
Articles: Can Compassion Change the World?By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2015
Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.
The Insight Prison Project helps incarcerated men learn new emotional skills in order to succeed in and out of prison. But it can also help crime survivors.
Articles: Can Wishful Thinking Heal Your Brain?By Diana Divecha | June 2, 2015
A new book explores the frontiers of neuroplasticity, but Diana Divecha says that not all its conclusions are sound.
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
Articles: How Our Bodies React to Seeing GoodnessBy Jill Suttie | May 12, 2015
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Articles: Is Mindfulness Really Getting Muddied?By Barry Boyce, James Gimian | May 1, 2015
There's a growing backlash against mindfulness. But does it have any scientific basis?
Articles: Can We Reduce Bias in Criminal Justice?By Jason Marsh | April 28, 2015
As protests against police killings of unarmed black men sweep the country, Jason Marsh kicks off a new series about the science of implicit bias.
Articles: Can Music Help Keep Memory Alive?By Jill Suttie | April 21, 2015
A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.
Articles: How Touch Shapes EmotionBy Jill Suttie | March 31, 2015
A new book explores the science of touch, and finds that it is inextricably linked to how we feel and communicate.
Articles: Can a Pill Make You More Compassionate?By Tom Levy | March 25, 2015
A new study suggests that altering the chemical balance in our brains can make us more committed to fairness.
To deal life's challenges, we need resources. Rick Hanson explains how to find the ones that lie inside yourself.
Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015
A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.
Articles: My Trouble With MindfulnessBy Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015
Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?
Articles: Five Ways Music Can Make You HealthierBy Jill Suttie | January 20, 2015
New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.
The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.
Trying to be happy can be a recipe for unhappiness. But researcher Lahnna Catalino explains how to go about it effectively.
Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.
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