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What does not grow decays, and the brain is a part of this as well. Now the question is, which one do you choose: growth or decay and when?
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2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAdults are really good at understanding the thoughts of others. Children -- not so much. Rebecca Saxe tells us the part of the brain responsible for thinking about others' minds reaches maximum growth during adulthood.
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2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCan we help a person to actually change and become a healthy member of society, and if so how? Where rehabilitation is possible, this should be our goal, but understanding what is specifically wrong neurobiologically is key to successful rehabilitation.
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2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat sets a truly noble person apart? What makes a Gandhi, Dalai Lama, or Mother Teresa different? There is a decision made by these people to hold themselves to a higher standard. They make a decision to live up to noble values -- to live from their highest nature. In what part of the brain does this ability reside?
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2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI asked if he had brushed his teeth, knowing he hadn't gone into the bathroom, and he grinned at me, saying, "Yeah!" In the parallel universe of autism parenthood, I jumped for joy and called his therapist to share the good news.
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2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDo we all have the power of empathy? Are we hardwired to know what other people want? Is it easy to think about other people's thoughts?
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2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere is an order or organization in destructive human behavior which can be illuminated with research and clinical observation -- and can have many implications for intervention. Neuroscience is providing a major piece of the puzzle towards this understanding -- but only a piece.