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Happiness: The brain science


Research tells us the brain is wired to learn quickly from bad experiences, while ignoring good ones. Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says we can override this default programming in order to better experience positive things that nurture inner strength.

Dan Gottlieb asks Hanson about the new brain science behind building new neural structures that attract happiness, love, confidence and peace. Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is the international bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain. His new book is called Hardwiring Happiness: the New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.


Watch now: Rick Hanson on taking in the good


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