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You Can Feel Safer

Feeling safer is a tricky subject, with complications that can be both personal and political. (This topic and others are explored in depth in my...

21 Ways To Turn Ill Will to Good Will

My recent posts have highlighted two very powerful, yet opposing forces in the human heart: in a traditional metaphor, we each have a wolf...

How Did Humans Become Empathic?

Empathy is unusual in the animal kingdom. So empathy must have had some major survival benefits for it to have evolved. What might those...

The Wolf of Hate

I heard a story once about a Native American elder who was asked how she had become so wise, so happy, and so respected....

Taking in the Good

Scientists believe that your brain has a built-in "negativity bias." In other words, as we evolved over millions of years, dodging sticks and chasing...

5000 Synapses in the Width of a Hair

How much change in the brain makes a difference in the mind? That's the issue raised by a very interesting comment regarding my previous blog,...

The Brain in a Bucket

Have you ever seen a real brain? I remember the first time I saw one, in a neuropsych class: the instructor put on rubber gloves...

Your Wise Brain

Your Wise Brain is about how to take charge of the caveman brain in the 21st century by using practical methods from the intersection...

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