A close look at Tibetan monks and nuns sheds a brighter light on how the brain may work when showing compassion. Discovering aspects of the mind such as these can mean greater control over our health through our ways of thinking.
t can be hard to tell what a normal day of work is like in the Psychology department of Stanford University; but even as neuroeconomist Brian Knutson led Tibetan monks and nuns through the depths of the department’s basement and to the MRI machine, it was obvious that business was hardly going to be usual. But in such a setting, who is to judge?
By Kelly Hamilton