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See What's Likable

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored? Naturally, we like -- we enjoy -- what's pleasant, dislike what's unpleasant, and wish what's neutral would get pleasant pronto.

Change the Channel

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What can you do when nothing is working? The Practice: Change the channel. Why? In response to my previous JOT -- Find Stillness -- a wise therapist,...

How Did Humans Evolve The Most Loving Brain On Earth?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Humans are the most sociable species on earth -- for better and for worse. So how did we evolve the most loving brain on the planet?