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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system. The simplicity of that true and very mechanical definition belies the ongoing work to uncover the seat of human behavior, consciousness, and memory: what exactly is the connection between our neurons and our thoughts; our glands and our feelings; our cells and our dreams? Neuroscientists strive to unlock these connections and provide answers to our questions about our purpose, perception, and connection to the world around us and each other.

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The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 1 | Nat Geo Live

Renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson is finding that happiness is something we can cultivate and a skill that can be learned. Working with the Dalai Lama, Davidson is investigating the far-reaching impact of mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of kindness on human health and well-being.

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Richard Davidson: The Neuroscience of Happiness

Talk from Professor Richard Davidson at "Creating a Happier World: an afternoon with the Dalai Lama and friends" - organized by Action for Happiness in London on 21 Sept 2015

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The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 2 | Nat Geo Live

Renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson is finding that happiness is something we can cultivate and a skill that can be learned. Working with the Dalai Lama, Davidson is investigating the far-reaching impact of mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of kindness on human health and well-being.

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Change Your Mind Change Your Brain: The Inner Conditions...

If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at th...

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Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain's Default Mode with Meditation | Big Think

There’s no way a fidgety and skeptical news anchor would ever have started meditating were it not for the science. The science is really compelling.

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Hacking Your Brain for Happiness - James Doty - TEDxSacramento

Dr. James Doty explains the neurological benefits of Compassion. “Project Compassion” has now turned into a leading research and educational institution and the only institution solely focused on the study of Compassion, Altruism and Empathy.

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Shauna Shapiro: Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain

Psychologist, researcher, and mindfulness teacher Shauna Shapiro talks about the encouraging research behind meditation and its potential to change the makeup of our brains and our level of happiness.

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