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The Neuroscience of Compassion

The neuroscience of compassion is a really fascinating phenomenon (activating key brain parts like the Vagus Nerve and Temporoparietal junction or TPJ - which support inhibiting fear responses and increasing perspective taking).

Compassion is particularly interesting in the context of difficult change because it acts as a type of antidote to many things that block difficult change.

When discussing changes where people may be very biased, we might want to start activating some compassion...

As I'm thinking of the kind of experiences that would enhance compassion in specific contexts (think inclusion or effective decision making for example), here's a great clip by Emiliana Simon-Thomas

(who is, in my humble opinion the best researcher on the topic):


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