empathy / neuroscience

Empathy is key to science of happiness

happy-brain-2THE year is ending on a sad note – with a December of tragedies. From the slaying of innocent children in Peshawar to the Air Asia flight crashing into the Java sea.

In this context, the annual list of top scientific insights on happiness by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center brings hope – that despite all odds, the human brain can be ‘trained’ to be mindful, to be empathic and acquire all the skills to be happy.

Have a read…and a Happy New Year 🙂

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014.