The Brain in Lust and Love

The Brain in Lust and Love

Article: The Brain in Lust and Love ←Back by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. The Evolution of Empathy, Cooperation, and Caring – And Graceful Ways to Ride the Roller-Coaster of Romance   Introduction The marvelous human capabilities for understanding each other, and feeling...
Train Your Brain

Train Your Brain

Article: Train Your Brain to Take in the Good – Key Points ←Back by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. “At the banquets of life, bring a big spoon.” What Is Taking In? In a profound sense, we are what we remember – the slow accumulation of the registration of lived experience....
Restoring Healthy Politics

Restoring Healthy Politics

Article: Restoring Healthy Politics ←Back Restoring Healthy Politics: In the Human Tribe of the 21st Century by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. Caught up in the daily now, it’s easy to forget that we are each a living museum, containing the solutions to harsh survival...
Taking in the Good

Taking in the Good

Article: Taking in the Good ←Back by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. “I am larger, better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.” —Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road” Much as your body is built from the foods you eat, your mind is built from the experiences you...
Is the Mind-Body Problem a Problem at All?

Is the Mind-Body Problem a Problem at All?

Article: Is the Mind-Body Problem a Problem at All? ←Back © Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Rick Mendius, M.D. One could rightly ask: How can intangible thoughts affect tangible matter (i.e., the brain)? This question is at the heart of the longstanding “mind-body problem,”...