“Is it possible to change the structure of the brain, and alter how we think and feel?” In 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India to address this very question. This week’s Healing Through Creativity Show brings together host Dr. Desiree Cox with Sharon Begley, a New York Times bestselling author who was at that 2004 event. Cox and Begley talk about The Plastic Mind, the new science that reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves.
Sharon Begley, the senior health & science correspondent at Reuters, was the science editor and the science columnist at Newsweek from 2007 to April 2011. From 2002 to 2007, she was the science columnist at The Wall Street Journal, and previous to that the science editor at Newsweek. In addition to The Plastic Mind, She is the co-author (with Richard J. Davidson) of the 2012 book The Emotional Life of Your Brain, and author of the 2007 book Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, including an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina for communicating science to the public, and the Public Understanding of Science Award from the San Francisco Exploratorium. She has spoken before many audiences on the topics of science writing, neuroplasticity, and science literacy, including at Yale University (her alma mater), the Society for Neuroscience, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Find out more about how you can rewire your brain in ways that open new worlds for yourself, how to shift your perspective and create new possibilities for yourself and your life. This week’s show is sponsored in part by the International Futures Forum. Find out more about the International Futures Forum on (www.internationalfuturesforum.com). You can also find out more about Dr. Desiree Cox on her website www.desireecox.com