Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Neuroscience of Emotions

Dr. Phillippe Goldin is known for his work on mindfulness and the brain. In this older lecture (from 2008) Dr. Goldin talks about why emotions are so important and the meaning of emotional intelligence. He goes on to explain the interplay of emotions and brain activity, including the implications of extreme emotions and how this leads to disease. The lecture unfolds into what happens to us emotionally and mentally when we develop empathy and compassion as a way of life. It's an older lecture, but it's still informative.

The Neuroscience of Emotions

Uploaded on Oct 13, 2008
Google Tech Talks
September 16, 2008


The ability to recognize and work with different emotions is fundamental to psychological flexibility and well-being. Neuroscience has contributed to the understanding of the neural bases of emotion, emotion regulation, and emotional intelligence, and has begun to elucidate the brain mechanisms involved in emotion processing. Of great interest is the degree to which these mechanisms demonstrate neuroplasticity in both anatomical and functional levels of the brain.

Speaker: Dr. Phillippe Goldin

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