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Exclusion, discrimination, intolerance, oppression, and racism

A lot of fabulous material out there about exclusion, discrimination, intolerance, oppression, and racism from social, structural, and behavioral perspectives. However, it is interesting to try to understand these phenomenon from a Neuroscience point of view (focusing on underlying emotional response patterns and thinking habits).

Research in this area has come a long way and we can now map the brain regions/circuits/systems which are associated with related processes: abilities like agency, autonomy, self-determination, and bonding, as well as conditions like discrimination, deprivation, and threat.

Check out these cool maps of the brain parts which are activated under different abilities and conditions and consider joining us next Monday (September 27th at 1:30PM PDT) for the free group discussion about the Neuroscience of Racism and Inclusion.


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