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3 years ago The Science of Social Connection

A talk by Emma Seppala, Associate Director at Stanford's University Centre for Compassion. In this talk Seppala shares some insights from her research on the impact of our relationships, our...

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3 years ago Compassion: What makes a compassionate man?

This article from Greater Good explores various angles on understanding gendered approaches to compassion. It is true that most of the FDCW audience is more likely to be female (between 65% and 75...

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3 years ago Video: Empathy vs Sympathy

This video explores the difference between sympathy and empathy.

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3 years ago Hand Model of the Brain explanation by Daniel Siegel

A simple and useful resource for teachers to illustrate to their students how the brain works, and to identify when your 'lid' is about to 'flip'.

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4 years ago Inside Compassion: Edge States, Contemplative Interventions, Neuroscience with Joan Halifax

On May 12, 2012, Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax gave a lecture about empathy and compassion at the Library of Congress in the USA. Dr. George Chrousos, an authority on the effects of stress on...

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4 years ago Beau Lotto: talk on how the brain processes visual information

This 20minute talk by artist and neuroscientist Beau Lotto, founder of Lotto Lab, is useful to illustrate how perception is subjective via a series of entertaining optical experiments. You can...

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4 years ago The Science of Compassion conference videos

Click here to visit The Science of Compassion conference and the Centre for Compassion and...

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5 years ago Interview with Adele Diamond on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Adele Diamond, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and a member of the Garrison Institute's...

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1 5 years ago Where Science and Compassion Meet

Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, and senior teacher for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, discusses on an an interview with Buddhist Geeks,...

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1 5 years ago Science and Secular Ethics- an extract from a talk by The Dalai Lama

What can universal ethics be based on? The Dalai Lama explains how scientists can investigate the conditions for healthy and peaceful minds, to promote a healthy and peaceful society.