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Articles: Love in the Autumn YearsBy Kimberly van der Elst | February 13, 2011
A look at lovers' brains suggests passion and romance can last for decades.
Articles: Got a Headache? Try a Dose of RomanceBy Kimberly van der Elst | December 29, 2010
A new study suggests feeling in love can bring us pain relief.
James Baraz explains how you can really enjoy the holidays.
Videos and Podcasts: What is Mindsight?By Daniel Siegel | October 31, 2010
Daniel Siegel explains the idea of “mindsight” and how it can promote mental health.
Videos and Podcasts: Teaching MindsightBy Daniel Siegel | October 30, 2010
Daniel Siegel explains how mindsight can be taught to almost anyone, from young children to people in their 90s.
Videos and Podcasts: The Triangle of Well-BeingBy Daniel Siegel | October 29, 2010
Daniel Siegel discusses how the interplay between our minds, our brains, and our relationships contribute to well-being.
Videos and Podcasts: Mindsight vs. Emotional IntelligenceBy Daniel Siegel | October 28, 2010
Daniel Siegel talks with Christine Carter about how mindsight relates to emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and mindfulness.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Even Moderate Exercise Helps Your Brain
Articles: The Neuroscience of HappinessBy Michael Bergeisen | September 22, 2010
Best-selling author Rick Hanson explains how we can rewire our brains for lasting happiness—part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Videos and Podcasts: Rick Hanson on the Neuroscience of HappinessBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | September 22, 2010
The best-selling author and psychologist discusses how we can literally re-wire our brains to cultivate positive emotions, inner peace, and lasting happiness.
Raising Happiness: Music for the PeopleBy Christine Carter | September 16, 2010
Kids’ brain power is heightened more by creating music than listening to it.
Articles: The Egalitarian BrainBy David Amodio | August 31, 2010
Research on the neuroscience of prejudice is revealing how the brain can overcome our fears and racial biases, reports David Amodio.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Do Our Brains Crave Equality?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Two Kinds of Empathy
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Our Brains Process Rewards
Raising Happiness: Rigging Kids’ Brains for Happy MemoriesBy Christine Carter | May 24, 2010
By putting neuroscience into action, we can help our children experience—and remember—more good times than bad.
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
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.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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