Hardwiring Happiness: The Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences

Location: TEDxMarin, San Rafael, CA

Start Date: October 2, 2013 6:00pm

End Date: October 2, 2013 10:30pm

Positive experiences are the main source of the neural structures underlying motivation, self-worth, the executive functions, good mood, kindness, resilience, and other inner strengths. Unfortunately, most positive experiences are wasted on the brain because it evolved a negativity bias to help our ancestors survive, making it like Velcro for bad experiences but Teflon for good ones. This talk will present the powerful method of taking in the good, which turns passing, everyday experiences into lasting neural resources.

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RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He has several audio programs and his free Just One Thing newsletter has 100,000 subscribers.

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