What is the mind?

July 19, 2009

What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? This video from Google Personal Growth Series features Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., discussing these questions in an hour-long talk. Dr. Siegel is an associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, a well- known researcher in this field, and the author of several very good books on this subject- The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience
(1999), Parenting From the Inside Out
 (co-author)(2003), and The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
(2007). He also discusses Mindsight, a learnable skill to increase increase perception and strengthen the mind- i.e., increase empathy and/or reduce ADD. I have read his books and attended several of his presentations and have always found him to be clear and engaging. Although an hour in length, this talk is accessible and informative and worth the time to watch.

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