Quotes About Neuropsychology

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Daniel Goleman
“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels”
Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Daniel J. Siegel
“Our dreams and stories may contain implicit aspects of our lives even without our awareness. In fact, storytelling may be a primary way in which we can linguistically communicate to others—as well as to ourselves—the sometimes hidden contents of our implicitly remembering minds. Stories make available perspectives on the emotional themes of our implicit memory that may otherwise be consciously unavailable to us. This may be one reason why journal writing and intimate communication with others, which are so often narrative processes, have such powerful organizing effects on the mind: They allow us to modulate our emotions and make sense of the world.”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Daniel J. Siegel
“Each of us needs periods in which our minds can focus inwardly. Solitude is an essential experience for the mind to organize its own processes and create an internal state of resonance. In such a state, the self is able to alter its constraints by directly reducing the input from interactions with others. (p. 235)”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Daniel J. Siegel
“At the most basic level, therefore, secure attachments in both childhood and adulthood are established by two individual's sharing a nonverbal focus on the energy flow (emotional states) and a verbal focus on the information-processing aspects (representational processes of memory and narrative) of mental life. The matter of the mind matters for secure attachments.”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

António R. Damásio
“Leaving out appraisal also would render the biological description of the phenomena of emotion vulnerable to the caricature that emotions without an appraisal phase are meaningless events. It would be more difficult to see how beautiful and amazingly intelligent emotions can be, and how powerfully they can solve problems for us.”
António R. Damásio, Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

Daniel J. Siegel
“Internal mental experience is not the product of a photographic process. Internal reality is in fact constructed by the brain as it interacts with the environment in the present, in the context of its past experiences and expectancies of the future. At the level of perceptual categorizations, we have reached a land of mental representations quite distant from the layers of the world just inches away from their place inside the skull. This is the reason why each of us experiences a unique way of minding the world. (pp. 166-167)”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Daniel J. Siegel
“We must keep in mind that only a part of memory can be translated into the language-based packets of information people use to tell their life stories to others. Learning to be open to many layers of communication is a fundamental part of getting to know another person's life.”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Daniel J. Siegel
“...not all encounters with the world affect the mind equally. Studies have demonstrated that if the brain appraises an event as "meaningful," it will be more likely to be recalled in the future.”
Daniel J. Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Abhijit Naskar
“To a woman sexual intimacy is more a tool to get mentally close to her partner than merely a means to physical pleasure.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Cheating in relationship is a sign of self-regulation failure. When it happens ones, it is a mistake. When it happens twice, it is unfortunate. But when it happens thrice or more, it is a pattern indicating primitive, uncivilized inhuman behavior.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Sex is not just about going in or letting in, it is really about welcoming your dearly beloved into the deepest regions of your psyche which are inaccessible to anybody else.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Sexual intimacy is not the destination, it is the path - the path that leads to mental union.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Morality does not come to this mortal world from some imaginary paradise. It rises from the neurons of mortal humans.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Morality does not come from a book, it comes from the human mind.”
Abhijit Naskar, Illusion of Religion: A Treatise on Religious Fundamentalism

Abhijit Naskar
“We biologists often use the phrase “Mother Nature” to refer to the entire system of Nature that we see around us, but it is not really an entity, and it does not have any real concern for any of its living creatures – it lives on with or without us; it is in our human psychology to impose a human-like identity upon any grand system that we encounter around us – it gives us a sense of closeness to that system and makes us feel an essential part of it. When I say, Mother Nature designed us, or programmed us, I am simply referring to the process of natural selection.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Our mind has evolved in such a way that new wants keep appearing in it relentlessly. But do not confuse them with needs. Needs are necessity, but wants are luxury.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Our mistakes rewire our brain and open up new gateways of perception.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Philanderers and swingers can see nothing beyond the needs of their genitals. Sexual craving is a part of our biology, but it is not who we are.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“Self-regulation is not simply a moral characteristic. It is biologically healthy for both your mind and the body.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Abhijit Naskar
“The best way to avoid a catastrophic conflict of beliefs is to be more compassionate about other people’s beliefs as long as they do not advocate for prejudices, bigotry and sectarianism.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

Abhijit Naskar
“Perception is like painting a scenery - no matter how beautifully you paint, it will still be a painting of the scenery, not the scenery itself.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Abhijit Naskar
“Modern society is modern because of its mental cocktail of reasoning and compassion. Turn the compassion network in the brain off, and it will be a society of heartless robots. On the other hand, turn the reasoning network off, and it will be a society of dumb sentimental apes.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Abhijit Naskar
“The term spirit might have evolved in a mystical fashion, but in today’s civilized and thinking society, it refers to simply your inner self. Spirit is the self, and the self is the soul. Hence, a spiritual person is a person who is more interested in realizing his or her inner self, than giving in to any conformity of the society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Illusion of Religion: A Treatise on Religious Fundamentalism

Abhijit Naskar
“God is nature’s anti-dote to misery.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“Healthy brains create a healthy society.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“The 330 million gods and goddesses of the Hindu culture act as placebo for the masses, just like other gods of other cultures do.”
Abhijit Naskar, 7 Billion Gods: Humans Above All

Paul Valéry
“Consciousness reigns but doesn't govern.”
Paul Valéry

Abhijit Naskar
“You are at the same time, a god and a demon. When the god in you lacks nourishment, the demon gets hold of your entire psyche. But if you keep fueling the god within, with courage, conscience and compassion, it keeps the demon under its conscientious control through the cortical gateway of your prefrontal cortex. Thus, racial attitude can be kept in check - prejudices can be kept in check – so can be supremacist egotism.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“Naturalism is the least subjective reality in this human world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

Abhijit Naskar
“We do not need to eliminate religion, or let me be a bit articulate and say – we cannot eliminate religion from the human society, as long as there is misery and malnourishment in this world. God is nature’s antidote to misery, and religion is the capsule it comes in. And those who try to take away religion from the people, are simply fools - and the irony is, some of them are scientists, and quite brilliant ones in their fields. Religion is far too valuable in the human society, that’s why it has survived so long. So, we do not need to eliminate religion, but to make it evolve at per with our civilized conscience.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

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