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Going to HCIC 2017

Going to HCIC 2017

I will be attending the Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC) Conference this summer in Pajaro Dunes, Watsonville, CA. The topic of the conference is “Designing Futures”. For more information about HCIC and the conference, click the link below. HCIC

Empathy, prosocial behavior and adjustment: clinical aspects of surfeits and deficits in concern for others

Empathy, prosocial behavior and adjustment: clinical aspects of surfeits and deficits in concern for others

Prosocial behaviours provide benefit to others. They include sharing, help, comfort, protection and defense of others, and related traits of kindness and generosity. These adaptive behaviours reflect social-emotional competence. Prosocial actions evoked by others’ distress are often motivated by feelings of empathy/sympathy and a desire to alleviate their suffering. Under some circumstances these feelings and actions …

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Anterior insula recovery to pain and altruistic redistribution in an economic decision paradigm

Anterior insula recovery to pain and altruistic redistribution in an economic decision paradigm

We are currently analyzing data from a large, longitudinal and cross-sectional study of the effects of meditation. The motivation for this study includes a theoretical framework where the effects of meditation may be mediated by changes in cognitive processes related to the perception and cognition of the “self”. One component of this study examines the …

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