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Love, Sex, and Intimacy on the Brain

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With your host Patricia Albere
and Guest Dr. Rick Hanson
Scientific findings show intimacy as the primary driver of human brain development. If this is the case, how does this show up as our primary driver in life? How can we use this to our advantage in a healthy way with ourselves and others, rather than the unhealthy patterns that actually separate us and are so prevalent in our culture (manifesting as addictions, power struggles and ego trips)?
Join Patricia Albere and Dr. Rick Hanson,
author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom as they discuss:
  • How to develop the 3 main neural circuits that affect our capacity for empathy.
  • Core information on the neuro-chemistry of sex and love
  • How we are wired to feel threatened by ‘them’ and how to overcome this tendency
Rick Hanson, Ph.D is a neuropsychologist, Adjunct Faculty of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, his work has been featured on the BBC and NPR, and he’s an invited presenter at leading universities, including Oxford, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard.