Training the Brain: Cultivating Emotional Skills

Training the Brain: Cultivating Emotional Skills

by Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

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The neurological foundation of emotional intelligence

Understand the brain systems involved in: self-awareness, motivation, and emotional recovery

Learn how childhood experience directs gene expression and neural development

The brain can be trained for a happier, less stressful life

Brains are highly variable, changing systems that shift in response to our experience. Contemplative neuroscience proves that we have the power to guide our brain’s ongoing development – to cultivate happiness and compassion. In this accessible dialogue, Goleman and Davidson explain the science behind our emotions. Detailing the neurological effects of contemplation, they show how we can activate our brains to recover from stress and anxiety, and conquer fear. Goleman and Davidson offer a new vision for emotional education at any age.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014542289
Publisher: More Than Sound
Publication date: 04/26/2012
Series: Wired to Connect: Dialogues on Social Intelligence , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 40 KB

About the Author

Richard Davidson PhD is professor of psychiatry and psychology, and director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin. A pioneer in the study of emotions and the brain, he also directs the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience. Davidson has catalyzed the field of contemplative neuroscience in his work with the Mind and Life Institute.

Daniel Goleman, PhD covered the brain and behavioral sciences at the New York Times for twelve years. He is co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, and co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. His books include Emotional Intelligence, Primal Leadership, Destructive Emotions, and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships.

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