May 25, 2012


Guest: Richard Davidson, Ph.D. , Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and Founder/Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

What does it mean to be human? On this program, you'll hear intriguing answers to that question from leading University of Wisconsin brain science pioneer, Richard Davidson, Ph.D.
Each one of us has an emotional fingerprint - an emotional style composed of six dimensions: Resilience, Outlook, Social Intuition, Self Awareness, Sensitivity to Context, and Attention. That is what Dr. Richard Davidson has discovered in his 30 years of research leading to understanding the brain chemistry of emotions.

In his new book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain, Dr. Davidson along with former Newsweek science writer, Sharon Begley, describe how the unique patterns of the brain affect the way we think, feel and live - and how we can change them.

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