The Brain

The Brain

How Your Brain Falls for the Wrong Ideas 

Our own cognitive biases, combined with a fast-paced chaotic environment, wear down our ability to discern false narratives from facts. Amishi Jha explains the science on how to shift away from divisiveness and boost your brain’s resilience. Read More

  • Amishi Jha

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Science

The Brain Science of Attention and Overwhelm 

We’re living in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous times. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha explains ten ways your brain reacts—and how mindfulness can help you survive, and even thrive. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • November 5, 2020
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Daily Practices

How Your Brain Creates Your Sense of Self 

Our powerful brains allow us to imagine and evaluate different scenarios in the past and future. But when we shift our attention to the present, our minds can quiet down. Read More 

  • Rick Hanson
  • May 27, 2020
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Mindfulness Research

How Much Self-Knowledge is Too Much? 

Sharon Begley explores the science of self-insight and the research on how much you should know about yourself before it becomes detrimental to your health. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • May 18, 2020
Science

The Science of the Bystander Effect 

Writer Sharon Begley explores the research on why decent people will watch someone in trouble, possibly even film it, rather than step up to help. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • March 12, 2020

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