If we say, oh, the practice of compassion is something holy, nobody will listen. If we say, warm-heartedness really reduces your blood pressure, your anxiety, your stress and improves your health, then people pay attention. ~ James Doty, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Are our brains wired for compassion? Current research tells us that they are. Here is a series of articles geared to helping educators and the general public understand the relationship between science and compassion.
Click here to go to our YouTube channel videos on Compassion and Science. Many of the people referred to in the articles below are featured speakers in these YouTube offerings.
- The Science of Compassion
- The Compassionate Instinct
- Teaching Empathy and Compassion Can Transform the World
- Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain
- Six Promising Trends for the New Nature Movement
- Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention
- Study shows compassion meditation changes the brain
- The Brain Science Behind Learning