Today we don't gather our own food, fight off wild animals, or live in caves. And yet, explains Dr. Rick Hanson, we're equipped with stone-aged brains. With practice, however, we can change our brains, and our lives, for the better.
9 min video
By Brené Brown. Great video, 20min, about shame and vulnerability.
And here is another excelent part 2, Listening to Shame!
We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics?
Professor Mark Williams examines the neuroscience of mindfulness in this short video.
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn on how mindfulness training can lead to greater resilience to stress. An excerpt from "Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness" featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Amishi Jha.
The New York Academy of Sciences Wednesday,
February 6, 2013
In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA's free public events programme. To view the full lecture, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUHxC.... The RSA is a charity dedicated to driving social progress and spreading world-changing ideas.
Richard Davidson, PhD, speaks about his research on neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change its structure and function in response to experience.
Based on Dr. Davidson's research with longstanding meditators from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, he compares responses between the monks and non-practitioners. He also explores current research on happiness and shares his conclusion that our compassion for another human being can change their biology in an interaction.
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Check out this video, a friend did one of his psychology course and found him inspiring. HIs passion is meditation and positive psychology, he's a lecturer at UEL among other things.