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A Pre-Historic Brain In The 21st Century

From: Barry Vogel
Series: Radio Curious
Length: 29:02

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How to live with the brain of a cave-man in the 21st century, is the subject of this edition of Radio Curious, in conversation with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and author of “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom.” Read the full description.

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How to live with the brain of a cave-man in the 21st century, is the subject of this edition of Radio Curious.  We visit with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher.  He’s the author of “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom.”  This book explains brain functions that affect our attitudes and happiness and presents coherent and practical skills of positive psychology which employ tenants of Buddhism. 
 
We visited with Dr. Hanson by phone from his home in San Rafael, California on June 11, 2012.  We began when I asked him ways to live in modern society with a brain that evolved over millions of years in order to function well in hunter-gatherer society. 

The book Dr. Rick Hanson recommends is “Satepatthana: The Direct Path To Realization,” by Analayo.

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Piece Description

How to live with the brain of a cave-man in the 21st century, is the subject of this edition of Radio Curious.  We visit with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher.  He’s the author of “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom.”  This book explains brain functions that affect our attitudes and happiness and presents coherent and practical skills of positive psychology which employ tenants of Buddhism. 
 
We visited with Dr. Hanson by phone from his home in San Rafael, California on June 11, 2012.  We began when I asked him ways to live in modern society with a brain that evolved over millions of years in order to function well in hunter-gatherer society. 

The book Dr. Rick Hanson recommends is “Satepatthana: The Direct Path To Realization,” by Analayo.

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