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The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

posted on July 6, 2015

In The Atlantic, Kathy Gilsinan writes about Richard Davidson and his experience studying the effects of kindness and compassion on human happiness, research that he began on the advice of the Dalai Lama. According to the contemplative tradition, “the best way for us to be happy is to be generous to others,” Davidson says. “And in fact the scientific evidence is in many ways bearing this out, and showing that there are systematic changes in the brain that are associated with acts of generosity.”

Read at The Atlantic