Stress is on the rise. Empathy on the decline. Maybe they are related – creating a downward spiral for health, the economy, and our planet. Is it time for emotional intelligence?
Join Dr. Aron Barbey, head of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Illinois, for an interactive discussion of leading-edge research on the brain. Aron will share findings from a newly released study that mapped where emotional intelligence “lives” in the brain, revealing an important conclusion: our brains are built for emotion and cognition to work together.
It’s shaping up to be the biggest event in the history of EQ – now over 3000 registrations for this amazing marathon of free webinars from top experts. Accessible worldwide, anyone with internet is invited to join and learn about the powerful science and practice of emotional intelligence starting July 6 at 00 Universal Time (that’s 5pm [...]
What do mirror neurons teach about us about our empathy? This week, leading neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni visited with Six Seconds’ Master Class in Pajaro Dunes, California, for an oceanside chat on mirror neurons and their relationship to empathy and learning. A few of us collected some of the takeaways: What are Mirror Neurons? Mirror neurons are “smart [...]
I was recently talking to a group about the fact that we can choose how we feel. “But didn’t you say emotions are an automatic biological response?” Yes, in fact, I did… but don’t we have choice about our biology? I remember years ago interviewing neurobiologist Debra Niehoff about the way some people seemed [...]
It was 8.00am. My task was to write a proposal for a 2 day leadership program. It would take me no more than 45 minutes and then I could return to a weekend with my family (or so I thought). By 10.30am I had responded to 12 emails, donated money to a team charity day, [...]
Here’s an article about contagious yawning, something many of us have heard about for years. Namely, you see someone yawn and you yawn yourself. Research into the ‘why’ of this has largely been speculative. Here the authors make a correlative connection to empathy and the relationship between ‘ingroup’ members and ‘outsiders.’ Kind of interesting. I [...]
Wading upstream through cars and hawkers, past shops glowing with ornate 24 karat bling, we decided to take a risk on an unassuming little restaurant. Our table was just off the sidewalk, open to the Kuala Lumpur night in Little India. After amazing dosas and delicious Indian treats, for the first time, I tried chai [...]