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How to End Conflict

How to End Conflict

Josh Freedman discusses the emotional and neurological underpinnings of conflict and stress, and how to overcome the “myth of winning.”

Posted November 24, 2018 by in Life


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Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

Six Seconds’ CEO Josh Freedman had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Daniel Goleman to talk about the neuroscience of mindfulness and wellbeing. An amazing discussion on wellbeing and why it can be so hard to achieve in today’s environment.

Posted October 28, 2018 by in Life


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Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

Daniel Goleman on Wellbeing

What would happen if we could fully take charge of our own wellbeing? Six Seconds’ CEO Josh Freedman had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Daniel Goleman to talk about his newest book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. This is a fabulous, insightful conversation on wellbeing and […]

Posted October 15, 2018 by in Life


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How Do I Begin to Recognize My Own Patterns of Reacting

How Do I Begin to Recognize My Own Patterns of Reacting

Most of us go through the vast majority of our lives on autopilot. It’s efficient and comfortable, but sometimes we need to be able to get out of this autopilot mode. Josh Freedman gives tips for recognizing the various patterns that make up our autopilot mode.

Posted October 1, 2018 by in Life


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Why Is Change So Difficult

Why Is Change So Difficult

Why is change so difficult? Six Seconds’ CEO Josh Freedman talks about the personal and neurological reasons why change can be so hard.

Posted September 23, 2018 by in Life


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Why Change Is So Hard

Why Change Is So Hard

Do people not change because they are lazy? This video from Fast Company looks at fascinating psychology research into exhaustion and self-control – and the neuroscience that makes change so difficult. Old patterns take far less energy to follow than new ones!

Posted September 10, 2018 by in Life


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The Secret to Increasing Your Empathy

The Secret to Increasing Your Empathy

This video from Soul Pancake presents some fascinating evidence for what evokes empathy in ourselves and others.

Posted July 15, 2018 by in Life


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The Neuroscience of Creativity

The Neuroscience of Creativity

This video from big think talks about the brain science behind craving both novelty and familiarity, and how creators and marketers use that knowledge to great effect.

Posted April 1, 2018 by in Life


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The History of Human Emotions

The History of Human Emotions

“We live in an age when knowledge of emotions is an extremely important commodity, but do you truly understand emotions?” Tiffany Watt Smith gives an amazing explanation of the incredibly complex interplay of our biology and culture in our relationship to emotions.

Posted April 1, 2018 by in Life


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You Aren’t at the Mercy of Your Emotions – Your Brain Creates Them

You Aren’t at the Mercy of Your Emotions – Your Brain Creates Them

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett has spent decades studying emotions, and she was shocked to find that emotions are based on guesses and predictions about the world. An interesting TED talk about the neuroscience of emotions.

Posted March 26, 2018 by in Life


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Researcher Discusses Building Blocks of Human Compassion

Researcher Discusses Building Blocks of Human Compassion

Dacher Keltner shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and body, and a biological building block of human compassion. Dacher is UC Berkeley psychologist and director of the Greater Good Science Center.

Posted March 12, 2018 by in Life


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How We Read Each Other’s Minds

How We Read Each Other’s Minds

Cognitive neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe talks about the uniquely human ability to think about other people’s thoughts, and when kids develop certain abilities during this brain regions’ long process of developing. This is the neurological basis of empathy, taking another’s perspective.

Posted January 26, 2018 by in Life


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