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The Brain creates Morality, not the Bible

“Morality” – it is a fantastic term, so much so, that almost every single religious institution wants to claim its exclusive authority or rather copyright of this simple psychological element. 966 more words


The Social Neuroscience of Empathy - eBook

After decades as the cultivated interest of scholars in philosophy and in clinical and developmental psychology, empathy research is suddenly everywhere! Seemingly overnight it has blossomed into a vibrant, multidisciplinary field of study and has crossed the boundaries of clinical and developmental psychology to plant its roots fi rmly in the soil of personality and social psychology, mainstream cognitive psychology, and cognitive-affective neuroscience. 119 more words


Scared of Happiness?

Some people are afraid to be happy.  It isn’t that they don’t want to be happy or that they enjoy being unhappy.  They have come to feel that being happy will come at a price or will be followed by calamity or at least ill fortune.  227 more words


Mindfulness Explained by a Mind-hacker

An explanation grounded in neuroscience and direct experience

By Due Quach, Founder of Calm Clarity
Featured Image: “Self Reflected in Violets” courtesy of artist  1,568 more words
Science And Meditation

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant tissues look different than the healthy tissues that normally glow green or blue, the substance is nontoxic, the fluorescence is stable and long lasting and thus can last during surgeries. 77 more words


Loss of Empathy throughout Medical School

Even before starting medical school I had heard of the “third year burnout”. A phenomenon that occurs nationally during the third year of medical school—students began to lose sight of the importance of their work, become cynical and generally unfulfilled by their studies. 493 more words