Here are some statements from the Science of the Mind Forum held recently in Brisbane Australia with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, psychologist Paul Ekman, neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni, Buddhist scholar B. Allan Wallace, and psychiatrist Patrick McGorry. The panel was moderated by ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell. Transcripts and recordings are available from ABC.
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Award-winning Research Launches Positive Neuroscience
The Positive Neuroscience Project has announced the recipients of the 2010 Templeton Positive Neuroscience Awards, $2.9 million given to 15 new research projects at the intersection of neuroscience and positive psychology. Read on to learn about the winning projects that explore a range of topics including how the brain enables humans to flourish, the biological bases of altruism, and the effects of positive interventions on the brain.
We all know that a guiding principle of positive psychology is that “Other people matter.” What is it that makes other people matter to us? Empathy. Empathy is commonly defined…