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  • Women living in gender-equal countries show better cognitive performance later in life

    Association for Psychological Science Women's cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "This research is a...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Research examines impact of foreign language on risk perception, moral judgment

    by Andrew Bauld, UChicago News Researchers are only beginning to understand how a foreign language affects decision-making, with early findings coming in areas such as moral judgment and risk assessment. In a new article in Trends in Cognitive Sciences , scholars from the University of Chicago and the...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Keynote Speaker Unpacks Mindfulness

    by Elizabeth Zhou, The Middlebury Campus What is mindfulness, and why does everyone keep talking about it? These two basic questions served as the focal point of this year’s Clifford Symposium, entitled “Fully Present: The Art and Science of Mindful Engagement.” Last Thursday, Sep. 22, the College hosted...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • TedMed Talk: Dilip Jeste on Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter

    TedMed2016 Watch the latest TedMed2016 talk with Dr. Dilip Jeste as he answers the following questions: How do we define wisdom? Where in the brain is wisdom located? Does wisdom increase with aging and for what purpose? How can an aging brain allow for growth of wisdom? Dilip Jeste is a renowned geriatric...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind

    University of Waterloo News Release The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study suggests that heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues. The work by Igor...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Reduces Cognitive Deficits in Survivors of *** and Colorectal Cancers

    by Kathy Boltz, PhD, O ncology Nurse Advisor Participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment. These findings were published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship (doi:10.1007/s11764-015-0494-3). Cancer...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Grandma’s wisdom a great gift

    By Michele Parente, The San Diego Union-Tribune The old adage “with age comes wisdom” isn’t just a warm and fuzzy way to look at the aging process — it’s a biological function that could provide clues to behavior, brain function and even human evolution itself, according to a top researcher at UC San...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Researchers find way to measure wisdom

    By Karla Tecson, International Business Times Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland are designing a new measure that would "accurately and objectively" capture an individual's level of wisdom. The new psychological measure of wisdom might be able to tell whether you make...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Amishi Jha (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Amishi Jha is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. The Jha lab explores the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. With large contributions to the field of contemplative practice, her research...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Empathy Without Boundaries

    By Judith Graham, The New York Times Jean McFee Raichle, 94, is a remarkably cheerful woman. She lives in an assisted living center in Seattle staffed by aides who are warm and nurturing. She exists in the moment, mostly untroubled by her Alzheimer’s disease. Only once in the past several years has her...
     Posted by: brendah
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Theory of mind and wisdom: The development of different forms of perspective-taking in late adulthood (2017)

    Abstract: How does perspective-taking develop over the lifespan? This question has been investigated in two separate research traditions, dealing with theory of mind (ToM) and wisdom, respectively. Operating in almost complete isolation from each other, and using rather different conceptual approaches...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Synthetic wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is a special kind of virtue. It is not to be identified with any outstanding cognitive ability—like having a prodigious memory or knowing a lot. Rather it consists in seeing what is most important and most valuable, either within a particular domain or in life as a whole. In the life...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Self as narrative- the transcendance of identifying with the narrative. (2016)

    “Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.”― Wei Wu Wei These are two paragraphs from my almost finished book- Realizing our Original Mind . ‘While the self seems real and substantial, our dis-identification practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • What the [bleep]? Enhanced absolute pitch memory for a 1000 Hz sine tone (2016)

    Abstract: Many individuals are able to perceive when the tuning of familiar stimuli, such as popular music recordings, has been altered. This suggests a kind of ubiquitous pitch memory, though it is unclear how this ability differs across individuals with and without absolute pitch (AP) and whether it...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations (2016)

    The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations My newest book now available is titled, The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations.The Buddha's teachings are, at heart, a way of life based on a revolutionary psychology which emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. Through an...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • What Is Your Newest Book About? (2016)

    Since I first posted about the publication of my newest Book- The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations , I have had numerous inquirers asking about the content of the book. I thought the quickest look at the book contents would be to list the Table of Contents. You can find it on Amazon, Good...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodgericketts
  • A Heart and A Mind: Self-distancing Facilitates the Association Between Heart Rate Variability, and Wise Reasoning (2016)

    Abstract: Cardiac vagal tone (indexed via resting heart rate variability [HRV]) has been previously associated with superior executive functioning. Is HRV related to wiser reasoning and less biased judgments? Here we hypothesize that this will be the case when adopting a self-distanced (as opposed to...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Toward a Neuroscience of Wisdom (2016)

    Chapter excerpt: Wisdom is a quality of human nature that has been discussed extensively throughout history, perhaps most notably by Aristotle. In modern times, however, despite being considered a pinnacle of human cognition, there has been little public discourse about wisdom or its importance in human...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The ‘Outer Self’ and the ‘Inner Body’: Exteriorization of the Self in Cognitive Sciences (2016)

    Abstract: In current trends in cognitive sciences, the discussion on body crosses the classical divide between the body and the self in terms of nature and function. Embodiment theories have helped to bring in the importance of the role of subjective experiences to understand cognition, and place the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Gender as a Moderator of the Relation Between Age Cohort and Three-Dimensional Wisdom in Iranian Culture (2015)

    Abstract: This study examined whether gender moderated the association between age cohort and the cognitive, reflective, and compassionate dimensions of wisdom, using an Iranian sample of 439 adults from three age cohorts: young (18–34), middle-aged (35–54), and older (55 and above). Results indicated...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Wisdom: addition through subtraction?

    I just came back from our first conference of “wisdom scholars” in Chicago, and was fascinated by the topics that the wisdom grant winners are investigating. I thought I would try to blog about a topic that allowed me to mention several of them. Wisdom commonly is thought of as something that one accumulates...
     Posted by: wattawa
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