Category Archives: The Human Brain

Program for Certifying Integrative Lawyers Announced by Integrative Law Institute

PROGRAM FOR CERTIFICATION IN INTEGRATIVE LAW ILI’s program for certifying integrative lawyers has two purposes: to encourage and recognize lawyers who engage in significant continuing education study aimed at developing the skills and understandings that support practicing law as a … Continue reading

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Living and Working in your Full Self: a Very Accessible Mindfulness Tool for Conflict Resolution Professionals

Did you ever get up from your desk after a long day of drafting documents, batting back emails, and talking on the phone with clients and other lawyers,  to discover that you are exhausted in both body and mind, noticing … Continue reading

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Powerful People Believe Everyone–Except Themselves–Should Follow Rules

A recent study explored the impact of having power–or even thinking for a moment about power–on moral judgements.  Power causes  people to be much more likely to advocate for moral judgments based upon following the rules.  In contrast, people primed … Continue reading

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The Price of Keeping Big Secrets

Even the words we use to describe secrecy suggest physical burdens:  we “keep” or “hold onto” or are “weighted down” by hiding important information from others. A new series of studies reported in the March issue of the Journal of … Continue reading

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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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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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