Based on cutting-edge neuroscience research and years of clinical work, psychiatrist Edward Brodkin and therapist Ashley Pallathra take us on a wide-ranging and surprising journey through fields as diverse as social neuroscience and autism research, music performance, pro basketball, and tai chi. They use these stories to introduce the four pillars of human connection: Relaxed Awareness, Listening, Understanding, and Mutual Responsiveness. Accessible and engaging, Missing Each Other explains the science, research, and biology underlying these pillars of human connection and provides exercises through which readers can improve their own skills and abilities in each.
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About the Author
Ashley A. Pallathra, M.A. is a clinical researcher and therapist. After graduating with a bachelor's degree with Distinction in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, she received a Master's degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is the author of numerous published research articles and a book chapter in the fields of autism research, social neuroscience, and social-emotional functioning in youth. Her current research and clinical work center around strengthening social competence and building resilience in children and adolescents from diverse community settings.
Ted and Ashley have collaborated since 2014, when they first worked together at the University of Pennsylvania. Through their shared interests in neuroscience, psychology, social and emotional development, music, and martial arts, and their passion for making the world feel a little less lonely, Missing Each Other was born. Learn more at MissingEachOther.com.
Table of Contents
A Note from the Authors ix
Chapter 1 What Is Attunement, and Why Is It Important? 11
Chapter 2 Relaxed Awareness 40
Chapter 3 Listening 67
Chapter 4 Understanding 95
Chapter 5 Mutual Responsiveness 134
Chapter 6 Artificial Attunement 170
Chapter 7 Where Do We Go from Here? 189
Appendix Attunement Quiz 201