The brain’s plasticity is revolutionary but its evolutionary history is pretty remarkable, too.
What’s amazing is that the brain has been evolving since our earliest predecessor, “Tool Maker” first appeared on the planet.
But it’s only recently (during these last few minutes of our evolutionary past when neuroscience has been able to take us inside the living brain using imaging techniques) that we’re now learning so much.
We’ve made a short video to take you on a tour of the last few million years in the evolution of the brain. Leading off with how our evolutionary brains have tripled in size in the areas of social capacities (language, cooperative planning, altruism, and empathy), he’ll delve into the three neural circuits that are dedicated to creating empathy.
If you’d like to hear more about how spiritual practices can support neuroplasticity and even strengthen neuronal firings and connections, join me in our teleseminar series on The New Brain Science.