Positive neuroscience by Joshua D. Greene, India Morrison, Martin E. P. Seligman

By Joshua D. Greene, India Morrison, Martin E. P. Seligman

How will we thrive in our behaviors and stories? confident neuroscience learn illuminates the mind mechanisms that allow human flourishing. Supported through the loo Templeton Foundation's optimistic Neuroscience venture, which Martin E. P. Seligman proven in 2008, confident Neuroscience presents an intersection among neuroscience and confident psychology.

In this edited quantity, prime researchers describe the neuroscience of social bonding, altruism, and the capacities for resilience and creativity. half I (Social Bonds) describes the mechanisms that permit people to connect to each other. half II (Altruism) makes a speciality of the neural mechanisms underlying the human skill and willingness to confer high priced merits on others. half III (Resilience and Creativity) examines the mechanisms wherein human brains triumph over adversity, create, and detect. particular themes comprise: a newly found nerve variety that looks to be really expert for emotional conversation; the results of parenting at the male mind; how human altruism differs from that of different primates; the neural positive aspects of striking altruists who've donated kidneys to strangers; and detailed styles of mind wiring that endow a few individuals with remarkable musical skills. obtainable to a extensive educational viewers, from complex undergraduates to senior students, those topics have generated a desirable and hugely convergent set of rules and effects, shaping our knowing of human nature.

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001). 1b). We interpret these results to suggest that fathers who are more rewarded by their child’s appearance are more involved in their care, perhaps because the child’s appearance positively reinforces caregiving. 1 (A) Brain regions in color are more active when fathers view pictures of their own child than when they view pictures of an adult of the same sex and ethnicity. (B) Activation within the midbrain, which encompasses brain reward circuitry, is positively correlated with a measure of the father’s involvement in day-​to-​day caregiving of the child.

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