Your Secondary Brain

Scientists have known for a long time that your secondary brain is in your gut. This is the origin of the “gut feeling” that we sometimes get when we are about to do something or make an important decision. “The neurons in the gut are so innumerable that many scientists are now calling the totality […]

Is Your Teacher Stressed Out?

Is your teacher stressed out? A new study shows that mindfulness meditation training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout. The study was done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Lisa Flock in the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. CIHM and the Waisman Center are run by Dr. Richie Davidson […]

The Neuroscience Of Compassion

The Compassionate Brain is an eight part mini-series on the neuroscience of compassion. The series is presented by Dr. Rick Hanson in collaboration with Sounds True. It features many of the seminal thinkers in the research on the compassionate brain. Originally scheduled for seven sessions, Dr. Hanson has added another one tonight to discuss the […]