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When my life de-railed in 1999 I fled to the Lake District to search for meaning, inner wisdom and the confidence that my earlier life had lacked. Five years later I returned to Gloucestershire and rebuilt my life. Here is a video interview from 2009 where I share some of the insights I gained from my time in Cumbria.
Philosopher Roman Krznaric interviewed about his new book Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution on Chanel 4's SundayBrunch. Recorded 6th July, 2014 www.romankrznaric.com
Ian Banyard's insight:
If 98% of us have empathy wired into our brains, why are there so many trolls online? Just one of the questions Roman discussed yesterday on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch programme in an interview about his excellent book Empathy. Watch it here.
I was having a conversation recently with someone in business who told me he heard that humans are naturally selfish. He asked my opinion on the subject. I disagreed and explained why I believe we are, in fact, genetically wired to be kind.
In the latest in a series of discoveries showing the extraordinary compatibility of dogs and humans, scientists have found that our brains are wired in a similar way to process the sound of the human voice.
Ian Banyard's insight:
Dog lovers have known this for years and non-dog lovers now can see the scientific proof that they (unlike dogs) lack empathy.
Wheat consumption has been linked to psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia for over 60 years, but recent research indicates it could have to do with this popular food cutting off blood flow to the brain.
US researchers at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences. The same volunteers were asked to perform a series of cognitive tests, and the results appeared to support this notion. Women scored well on attention, word and face memory, and social cognition. Men performed better on spatial processing and sensori-motor speed.