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Archive for April 2014

Not Guilty by Reason of Brain Damage? Neurobiological Underpinnings of Violence

Neuroscience essay—published in NAAP News (Fall 2013 issue): by Inna Rozentsvit “The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.” (Mahatma Gandhi) When Noam Chomsky said, “See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence,” was he correct?  Is… (read more)

Neuroscience of Empathy

Neuroscience essay—published in NAAP News (Fall 2012 issue): by Inna Rozentsvit “…in its’ arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” (J.K. Rowling) “Let us treat men and women well;  Treat them as if they were real; Perhaps they are.” (Ralph Waldo… (read more)

Neurobiology of Generosity

Neuroscience essay—published in NAAP News (Summer 2012 issue): by Inna Rozentsvit “The true meaning of life, Wesley, is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” (Nelson Henderson) “One day …Bob May gave me some advice: ‘You never lose for being too generous’. I was impressed because Bob is a winner.”… (read more)

Was Emily Dickinson a Neuroscientist?

Neurobiology: How It Relates to Psychoanalysis and to Our Sense of Being a Human Neuroscience essay—published in NAAP News (Summer 2011 issue): “The Astonishing Hypothesis is that ‘You’, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of vast… (read more)