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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Your Brain@Work: Pos #6--Self Awareness

Self-Awareness: Kevin Ochsner at Columbia (NY) is one of the fathers of social cognitive neuroscience. He says, “Self-Awareness is the ability to step outside your skin and look at yourself with as close to an objective eye as you possibly can.” Dan Siegel, a leading researcher at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, says this of mindfulness: ”…it’s our ability to pause before we react…to consider various options and choose the most appropriate ones.” When you’re in heavy traffic and you turn off the radio, you’re being mindful. When you hold back making a comment in anger, you’re being mindful.

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