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Empathy can hurt you! Compassion heals.

Empathy can hurt you!  Compassion heals. | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Empathy can hurt you and is a state that someone cannot remain in and be healthy. Compassion can be an ever giving, joyful, state of being. So says several great thinkers of our day such as Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya and Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist Monk, author and advisor to the Dalai Lama. An empathetic state is seen as de-energizing and a compassionate state is seen as ever-energizing.]

 

In a number of schools training for care givers and aid workers is being focused on moving them out of empathetic states that tend to lead to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) into more balanced compassionate states.

 

"Compassion is considered to be:

 

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How Fears Develop: Scientific American

How Fears Develop: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Jorge Cham draws the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper at www.phdcomics.com .
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A new view of perirhinal cortex: From recognition memory to fluency ...

A new view of perirhinal cortex: From recognition memory to fluency ... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Although it is well established that the perirhinal cortex (PRC) makes an important contribution to recognition memory, the specific nature of this contribution remains uncertain. The finding that PRC activity is reduced for old ...
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Brain dopamine may serve as a risk marker for alcohol use disorders

Brain dopamine may serve as a risk marker for alcohol use disorders | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
There are two traits closely associated with the development of alcohol use disorders (AUDs). One is a lower subjective intoxication response, also known as a low level of response to alcohol.
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Scientists watch live brain cell circuits spark and fire : National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientists watch live brain cell circuits spark and fire : National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists used a new protein, called ArcLight, to watch nerve cell electricity in a live fly brain.
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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story
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Human Cells Make Mice Smarter: Scientific American

Human Cells Make Mice Smarter: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Implanting our larger support cells allowed the rodents' brains to work faster
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Free event: Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Thurs 24th October, 2013

Free event: Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Thurs 24th October, 2013 | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
  Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences A one day conference for social science researchers presented by SAGE and the LSE In association with the British Academy and Academ...
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - Neurorelay

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? - Neurorelay | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? It is fascinating the way our brains are hardwired to interpret the written words. The infographic below presents some insights about the connection between writing and the brain.
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» Unraveling the Biology of Emotions - Psych Central

» Unraveling the Biology of Emotions - Psych Central | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
There's a lot of discussion about love, happiness and contentment on university campuses, but much of it is coming from academic researchers in their labs, not
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Brain scan can decode whom we're thinking of | Cornell Chronicle

Brain scan can decode whom we're thinking of | Cornell Chronicle | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain function

Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain function | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
In a loud, crowded restaurant, having the ability to focus on the people and conversation at your own table is critical. Nerve cells in the brain face similar challenges in separating wanted messages from background chatter.
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Brains of women with autism show masculine traits

Brains of women with autism show masculine traits | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”?
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Oxytocin: decreasing cacophony in the brain – Neurorexia

Oxytocin: decreasing cacophony in the brain – Neurorexia | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
"Neuro" + "orexia" = An appetite for neuroscience. All about the noggin. With a little body thrown in. (by Shelly Fan)
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Are PET Scans Effective To Diagnose Alzheimer's? Government Weighs Their ... - Medical Daily

Are PET Scans Effective To Diagnose Alzheimer's? Government Weighs Their ... - Medical Daily | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Human Brains Have Internal GPS

Human Brains Have Internal GPS | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
For the first time, a type of brain cells known to help animals keep track of their location has been found in humans. A new study discovered neurons in the human brain, called grid cells, which function like an internal GPS.
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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and emotional memories: an interview with Dr ... - News-Medical.net

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and emotional memories: an interview with Dr ... - News-Medical.net | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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The enhancing effect of emotion is dependent on the part of the brain known as the amygdala, a small region located deep within the middle of the brain.
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Scientists watch live brain cell circuits spark and fire (w/ Video)

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Scientists used fruit flies to show for the first time that a new class of genetically engineered proteins can be used to watch nerve cell electrical activity in live brains.
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How Brains See: Scientific American Video

How Brains See: Scientific American Video | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
News videos covering science, health and technology at Sciam.com
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A 'rocking' receptor: Crucial brain-signaling molecule requires coordinated motion to turn on

A 'rocking' receptor: Crucial brain-signaling molecule requires coordinated motion to turn on | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins biophysicists have discovered that full activation of a protein ensemble essential for communication between nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord requires a lot of organized back-and-forth motion of some of the ensemble's segments.
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Brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood uncovered - Science Daily (press release)

Brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood uncovered - Science Daily (press release) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood uncovered
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Nicknamed the "warrior gene," a variant of the MAOA gene has been associated with increased risk of violent and anti-social behavior.
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» What is Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy? - Psych Central

» What is Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy? - Psych Central | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Functional optical brain imaging is more commonly known as a scientific research technique called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). This technique
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The brain's GPS: Scientists find neurons linked to navigation in open environments

The brain's GPS: Scientists find neurons linked to navigation in open environments | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative...
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