Brain Facts

posted on: March 31st, 2014
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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness (in 14 languages), Buddha’s Brain (in 25 languages), Just One Thing (in 14 languages), and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has several audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and 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. His work has been featured on BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.

  • Eric D Foote

    Where does ‘consciousness’ come from or exist? I’m on the verge of believing there are two ends to it, one being individual experience and the other shared (perhaps in the sub-quantum field).

    • Rick Hanson

      Hi Eric, You may enjoy this article – The Neurology of Awareness and Selfhttp://media.rickhanson.net/home/files/Awareness&Self.pdf. Warmly, Rick

    • Niamh Mooney

      I think the individual experience comes from consciousness rather than consciousness coming from somewhere. It exists in no-place and creates place to experience the idea of existence because non-existence can’t be. I certainly cannot comprehend that notion and nor can consciousness, which is who I truly am. As are you and hence yes there is of course a shared experience because we are all coming forth from the same one consciousness – the totality of all there is.

RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
RICK HANSON, Ph.D.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness (in 14 languages), Buddha’s Brain (in 25 languages), Just One Thing (in 14 languages), and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has several audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and 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. His work has been featured on BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.

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