Neuropsychology Quotes

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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.”
Antonio Damasio, 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
“...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

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

“if your brain changes in response to experience, then you have the opportunity to deliberately help your brain change again based on new experiences you create.”
Michele Rosenthal

Abhijit Naskar
“The reality is, we don’t know the reality. Our brains are not equipped with the biological tools to have a proper understanding of reality whatsoever. We only have a taste of it through the virtual reality that our brain creates to make us live through space and time for an insignificant duration.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense

Abhijit Naskar
“Neurons can create time – they can destroy time – those neurons can create future, they can destroy future – those neurons can create a beautiful world, they can also create a horrible planet to live on – those neurons are both the pedestrians and the path of truth and liberty.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

Abhijit Naskar
“Neuroscience in no longer simply the science of the nervous system. It is the actual empirical science of self-awareness.”
Abhijit Naskar

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

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

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

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no such thing as a God Spot or God Module in the brain. Just like Consciousness is the product of collective activity of various regions of the brain, the God part of the Consciousness, which is the most blissful and inexplicable of all conscious states of the human mind, is also a product of complex electrical activity in various neural regions.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“That day, the great mind in neuroscience Michael A. Persinger, who is now a good friend of mine, made me realize that it was no other field of Science but Neuroscience that held the key to solving the quintessential problems of consciousness. He coaxed me into the science of the neurons and the rest as you know is history. Without Persinger, Naskar and Neuroscience would never have been linked together.
Imbued with new knowledge, confidence and excessive curiosity, I officially turned my attention to one of the loftiest goals of modern science - understanding the biological nature of the human mind. That day on, I officially got into the world of Neuroscience.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a Scientist Who Found Himself by Getting Lost

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

Abhijit Naskar
“You are your neurons.”
Abhijit Naskar, Let The Poor Be Your God

Abhijit Naskar
“The Lord is in you and only in you. Without the human mind to construct an over-exaggerated idea of the Lord, there is no actual Lord of humanity except for humanity itself.”
Abhijit Naskar, 7 Billion Gods: Humans Above All

Abhijit Naskar
“The truth is that no one knows what the truth is.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense

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

Abhijit Naskar
“The marvelous interplay of various brain circuits creates our instinctual reality of the daily life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love Sutra: The Neuroscientific Manual of Love

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

Abhijit Naskar
“Cognitive reality of an individual solely arises from the make-up of that individual’s brain structure. Any kind of damage, like stroke can alter this reality without the awareness of the individual.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

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
“The purpose of a belief is self-preservation.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Reasoning is hard to practice compared to the capacity of sentiments, but when practiced, it opens up new gateways of perception.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Abhijit Naskar
“Never mess with a woman in PMS and a man on Testosterone.”
Abhijit Naskar

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