"The mind is what the brain does." This has become a useful idea that many neuroscientists use to explain the parsing between mind and brain, which has long been a muddled affair. But just how can we change what the brain does through mind training? There are paradigms to be discovered about the brain's flexibility that many of us have still not heard about. Authour Sharon Begley sheds light on why we may want to.
Sharon Begley, the senior health and science correspondent at Reuters sits down with us this week on the Brainiac book club. Begley unpacks what that means and how advances in neuroscience shape our ability to work within that mind-brain realm to new ends.
Begley is the co-authour (with Richard J. Davidson) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain
, and the authour of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.