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One of the World Cafe's long-time supporters, Elaine Johnson, wrote a book that we think will be of great interest to the World Cafe community. It's called "A Beginner's Guide to the Brain", and the material on mindfulness and paying attention is particularly useful.
An excerpt from the book on the subject of Relationships was published earlier in the Pegasus Systems Thinker.
Here's more about it:
Take Charge of Your Brain …
What happens in the brain that makes it possible for us to participate in sculpting someone else’s brain? How can we change our brain’s structure to raise IQ, control emotions, adopt moral principles, and modify attitudes?
In a remarkable new work, A Beginner’s Guide to the Brain: Major Discoveries That Will Change Your Life, Elaine B. Johnson, Ph.D., explores stunning discoveries that neuroscientists have made over the last three decades about how the human brain works.
For example, did you know that our words and actions actually can alter the wiring in the brain of a friend, child, spouse, or colleague? Did you know that we can influence their brains to wire for more kindness, awareness, and tolerance?
Everyone – particularly parents, business leaders, and educators – won’t want to miss out on the latest work from a distinguished college professor, author, and lecturer. Truly fascinating to read!
A Beginner's Guide to the Brain is publicly available now as an e-book and on Kindle.