Friday, October 17, 2008

The Neuroscience of Emotions

A very cool Google Tech Talk. This is long (slightly over an hour), but it's very interesting stuff, especially if you have any interest in psychology and neuroscience. This is part of the "Search Inside Yourself" course offered at Google (for employees), which they hope to offer more widely in the future.
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


Unknown said...

JESUS GOD ALMIGHTY. The guy introducing the doctor at the beginning is MENG, the buddhoblogosphere's TAN CHADE-MENG OF "What do you think, my friend?"!!!! Cool!!

Unknown said...

Oops. Sorry. Very embarrassed. My emotions got out of control there, but this is wildly exciting. The greatest thing that ever happened: A Meng sighting!

william harryman said...

I had no idea who he was -- thanks for the links!