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  • The Wisdom Project: Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom?

    by Betsy Johnson-Miller, Bearings Can science really tell us anything worth knowing about wisdom? Dr. Howard Nusbaum thinks so. “Wisdom is not a magical thing,” says Nusbaum, principal investigator at the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research Project. “It’s about solving certain problems and thinking...
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  • Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom

    by Matthew Brensilver, Mindful Schools As the scope of science expands, concepts that were previously confined to the humanities are receiving scientific attention. One recent example of this trend is the scientific exploration of wisdom . Traditionally, discussions of wisdom have been confined to disciplines...
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  • 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...
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  • The Skill of Wisdom Depends of the Skill of Attention

    By Howard Nusbaum Here’s a statement that most people, upon first glance, will probably disagree with: Wisdom is a skill. A skill that you can learn. I realize that it sounds funny to talk about wisdom — our ability to make good and virtuous decisions — like this. We don’t talk about intelligence as...
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  • 7 Days of Genius: Reining in Attention (video)

    Where has our attention gone and how can we be more present and focused? Learn about why we’re going in so many directions at once and what can be done to achieve the ever-elusive “flow” that we need and crave. Speakers: Winifred Gallagher, Janice Kaplan, Howard Nusbaum, Linda Stone Click here to view...
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Richard J. Davidson

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison...
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  • Thinking about wisdom as a skill

    By Howard C. Nusbaum Recently I have been thinking about wisdom as a kind of skill, as something you can practice and improve. It sounds funny to talk about wisdom as a skill because much of the cultural icons of wisdom like Yoda in Star Wars or Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid just seem to have wisdom—we...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Amishi Jha

    By 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 spans from cohorts...
     Posted by: brendah
  • From incidental to insightful: Finding creative solutions in our everyday surroundings

    By Alison Trude Have you ever come face-to-face with a tough problem that you just couldn’t solve? That is, until you were in the middle of a nice, long shower or an Orange is the New Black marathon, at which point the answer practically jumped out at you? Then congratulations, you’ve experienced an...
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