Episode 064 Our Evolving & Complex Human Brain with Dr. Rick Hanson


Episode 64

Our Evolving & Complex Human Brain with dr. rick hanson

September 21, 2017

In this episode, Angie interviews psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Rick Hanson. Dr. Hanson eloquently describes how the human brain has evolved as a complex system and he shares why it is so important “to really appreciate the implications of having a stone age brain in the 21st century”. This is part one of his interview. Stay tuned for part-two of Angie’s interview with Dr. Hanson! 


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

“We have this architecture of systems inside the body...which represents information...and gives us our own internal intranet of several hundreds trillion microprocessors that actually simplifies the complexity.” – Dr. Rick Hanson

“The brain appreciates complexity.” – Dr. Rick Hanson

“The superpower of all superpowers is learning.” – Dr. Rick Hanson

“This habituation to a high volume of information/stimulation is not good for the brain.” – Dr. Rick Hanson

"One of the most useful things I’ve personally acquired from what I’ve learned about the brain and evolution in neuropsychology is to really appreciate the implications of having a stone age brain in the 21st century.” – Dr. Rick Hanson

“If there is no change of neural structure and function then, by definition, there’s no learning, there’s no development, there’s no growth.” – Dr. Rick Hanson

 

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