Why living in the moment is impossible: Decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area known to be involved with vision.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2012) — The sought-after equanimity of “living in the moment” may be impossible, according to neuroscientists who’ve pinpointed a brain area responsible for using past decisions and outcomes to guide future behavior. [...]
Vertebrates share ancient neural circuitry for complex social behaviors, biologists find.
ScienceDaily (May 31, 2012) — Humans, fish and frogs share neural circuits responsible for a diversity of social behavior, from flashy mating displays to aggression and monogamy, that have existed for more than 450 million years, biologists at The University of Texas [...]
Rick Heller – Loving-Kindness on the Brain.
Here is a discussion of altruism, morality, empathy, and neuroscience. The event is at Harvard Humanists, but you can read about the research below. Some relationship to Alain Botton and others…
Paul J. Zak is founding director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He [...]
The Republican Brain: Why Even Educated Conservatives Deny Science — and Reality | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet.
…The idealistic, liberal, Enlightenment notion that knowledge will save us, or unite us, was even put to a scientific test last year—and it failed badly.
Yale researcher Dan Kahan and his colleagues set out to [...]