Monthly Archives: April 2012

What does Informed Choice Mean in the Age of Neuroscience?

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education,  we are on the threshold of a culture war beyond anything the Tea Party has yet dreamed.  Free will has long perplexed philosophers and theologians, and now neuroscience is entering the fray. “For … Continue reading

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Hardwired for Altruism?

Social Darwinism seems to be dying the “death of a thousand cuts,” as more and more research confirms our primate nature includes a strong dose of hardwired altruism and other “pro-social” emotions. For instance:  in a 2011 study, female chimpanzees … Continue reading

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Our Brains Want to Control Anger and Aggression

In a new study researchers found that when insulted to the point of anger, we humans experience activation in the areas of the brain associated with negative emotions and arousal (the limbic brain) but that at the same time, healthy … Continue reading

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A Conversation About ILI with carlMichael Rossi

Listen to a conversation between me and carlMichael Rossi in which I describe the lawyer’s role in conflict resolution from a human systems perspective, and  introduce the new Integrative Law Institute at Commonweal.  carlMichael is the creator of the online … Continue reading

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