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Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the Support

By Rick Hanson | October 24, 2013

We get more support than we think, says Rick Hanson. We just have to allow ourselves to feel it.

 

Articles: Five Surprising Ways Oxytocin Shapes Your Social Life

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 17, 2013

New research is finding that oxytocin doesn’t just bond us to mothers, lovers, and friends—it also seems to play a role in excluding others from that bond.

 
Harper, 2013, 320 pages

Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?

By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013

In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.

 

Articles: What’s Love Got to Do with the Brain?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 3, 2013

Poems and pop songs have a lot to say about love. But is it all nonsense? Helen Fisher looks at lyrics through a scientific lens.

 
Participants at the GGSC's Summer Institute for Educators

Articles: Can Mindfulness Make Us Better Teachers?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 2, 2013

A new study suggests that training teachers in mindfulness not only reduces burnout but also improves their performance in the classroom.

 
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, GGSC Science Director Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion in the brain.

Videos and Podcasts: The Biology of Mindfulness and Compassion

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 25, 2013

In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, GGSC Science Director Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion in the brain.

 

Articles: How to Grow the Good in Your Brain

By Rick Hanson | September 24, 2013

Rick Hanson explains how we can protect ourselves from the stress of negative experiences.

 
2012 Science of the Mind student Jillian Murphy examines a human brain at the Harvard Brain Bank.

Articles: How to Teach Teens About the Brain

By Amir Flesher | September 18, 2013

At a high school in Vermont, Amir Flesher gives his students a glimpse into how their minds work—with the goal of making adolescence less painful and nurturing their growth into happy adults.

 

Articles: How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion

By Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013

Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This knowledge can help us build compassion, says Paul Gilbert.

 
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, Paul Gilbert explains how we can wake up to compassion.

Videos and Podcasts: How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

By Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013

In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, Paul Gilbert explains how we can wake up to compassion.

 

Articles: When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

By Adam Hoffman | August 22, 2013

A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.

 
SharpBrains, Inc, 2013, 284 pages

Articles: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2013

A new book explores how to optimize brain health through all the stages of life.

 

Articles: Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

By Emma Seppala | July 24, 2013

Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.

 

Articles: Tech’s Best Feature: The Off Switch

By Tiffany Shlain | June 28, 2013

Our brains crave connection. But sometimes disconnecting from technology is the best way to reconnect with each other, and ourselves.

 

Articles: Are Women More Compassionate than Men?

By Emma Seppala | June 26, 2013

The Dalai Lama recently argued that women have more biological potential for compassion than men. Does science support that claim?

 
Daniel Goleman and Tara Bennett-Goleman

Articles: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart

By Jill Suttie | June 19, 2013

Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.

 
2013, Constable & Robinson (Kindle edition)

Articles: Mindfully Compassionate

By Jill Suttie | June 7, 2013

A new book highlights how mindfulness can help improve social relationships and nurture compassion toward oneself and others.

 
Viking, 2013, 273 pages

Articles: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

By Jill Suttie | May 24, 2013

These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.

 

Articles: How to Train the Compassionate Brain

By Jason Marsh | May 23, 2013

A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.

 

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