Tag: Brain


Tag: Brain

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Articles: What Does a Grateful Brain Look Like?

By Adam Hoffman | November 16, 2015

"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.

Daniela Kaufer in the lab.

Articles: The Surprising Benefits of Stress

By Peter Jaret | October 20, 2015

A UC Berkeley researcher is discovering the differences between good and bad stress.


Articles: How Parents Influence Early Moral Development

By Jill Suttie | September 29, 2015

A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.


Articles: Ten Questions to Ask about Scientific Studies

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 8, 2015

Never take a study at face value, including one you read about in Greater Good!

Matthieu Ricard

Articles: Can People Change?

By Matthieu Ricard | August 25, 2015

In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.


Articles: Learning Might Buffer Brain Against Addiction

By Yasmin Anwar | August 7, 2015

A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.


Articles: Three Reasons Why You Can’t Always Trust Romantic Instincts

By Juliana Breines | August 6, 2015

When it comes to romance, do you trust your gut? That might not always be the best approach.


Articles: How Groups Shape Individual Judgment

By Art Markman | July 31, 2015

How social are people? New research suggests that we can go so far as to confuse our own actions with those of others.


Articles: Three Tricks to Help Find Your Sweet Spot

By Christine Carter | July 23, 2015

Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.


Articles: The Sleepless See Threats Everywhere

By 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.


Articles: Three Ways to Reduce Implicit Bias in Policing

By Tracie L. Keesee | July 2, 2015

Can we correct for unconscious prejudice in law enforcement? Former police officer Tracie Keesee says yes.

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015, 400 pages

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.

The Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman

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.


Articles: Can Restorative Justice Help Prisoners to Heal?

By Jill Suttie | June 9, 2015

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.

Adapted from The Upside of Stress (Avery, 2015).

Articles: How to Transform Stress into Courage and Connection

By Kelly McGonigal | May 13, 2015

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 Goodness

By 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?


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