Braincare pillar 7: Compassion
Love, kindness, altruism—all vital to life as we know it. Let’s take a look at the science behind the emotion.
Good for the heart, good for the head
Caring is good for you. Not just for your mental health, but also for the functioning of your brain, and for your longevity. As the Dalai Lama puts it, ‘love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries’.
But surrounded by the panic and competition of the modern world, it’s not always easy. Take a look at our thoughts on how to keep compassion in mind.
The science of compassion
In this episode, Dan talks to the founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford, Dr James Doty, about intuition, magic shops, and how being kind affects your brain.