The Brain

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Why Do We Feel Awe? 

According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections. Read More

  • Dacher Keltner

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We’re All Biased. Here’s How Meditation May Help. 

By engaging in practices that increase awareness, focus on our similarities, and develop care and kindness, writes Mind & Life Institute Science Director Wendy Hasenkamp, we might also be loosening the hold of implicit bias. Read More 

  • Wendy Hasenkamp
  • November 4, 2021
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Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day 

Our ability to pay attention is unreliable when we’re under stress. In her new book Peak Mind, neuroscientist Amishi Jha explores cutting-edge research on elite soldiers revealing how mindfulness training protects our attentional resources, even in the most high-stress scenarios imaginable. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 25, 2021
Compassion

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
  • July 8, 2021
The Brain Science of Attention and Overwhelm
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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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