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The science of curiosity
Focus

The Science of Curiosity 

The thrill of curiosity can motivate us to learn—or it can send us hurtling into rabbit holes and habit loops. Dr. Judson Brewer breaks down what this inner drive has to do with shifting our most ingrained habits. Read More 

  • Judson Brewer
  • January 6, 2022
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Compassion

We’re All Biased. Here’s How Meditation May Help. 

By engaging in practices that increase awareness, focus on our similarities, and develop care and kindness, writes Mind & Life Institute Science Director Wendy Hasenkamp, we might also be loosening the hold of implicit bias. Read More 

  • Wendy Hasenkamp
  • November 4, 2021
Daily Gratitude
Calm

How to Make Gratitude a Daily Habit 

It’s easy to focus on what we want rather than what we have. But when we shift our awareness to the present moment, we begin finding moments of gratitude in everyday life. Read More 

  • Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp
  • November 1, 2021
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Calm

Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day 

Our ability to pay attention is unreliable when we’re under stress. In her new book Peak Mind, neuroscientist Amishi Jha explores cutting-edge research on elite soldiers revealing how mindfulness training protects our attentional resources, even in the most high-stress scenarios imaginable. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 25, 2021
Your Brain Secretly Works with Other Brains
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Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains 

Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett explains some of the ways your brain is constantly changing itself (usually without your awareness) as you interact with other people. Read More 

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • September 16, 2021

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