Cognitive empathy. Do differences in experience and learning explain a disagreement? Could accepting that difference in discussion help build understanding? Continue reading Brain Fertliser: Disagreement and Experiences?
Does this feel familiar? “People and situations consistently don’t match what I expect and I often feel surprised, disappointed, frustrated or disorientated by unexpected consequences.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Expectations
Critical thinking. A useful skill for choosing what influences us instead of influences choosing us without our awareness. Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Biased Media?
Ask a friend, what do they feel as actions of kindness? How does this differ to your perception? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Kindness?
The 1970s think tank, The Bee Gees’ questioned, ‘How deep is your love, how deep is your love?’. Outlined in this piece is a reflective exercise for any curious person to explore this about themselves. Some mixed pop-culture references inside. Continue reading Is it Truman Love? A Thought Experiment
Cognitive empathy: is reason alone enough? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Empathy Minus Imagination?
Convergent thinking… When there is one right answer. Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Convergent Thinking
Notice. What are your first feelings in response to this finding about the human brain? #brainfertiliser #brainembryos #neuroscience #mindfulness #selfawareness Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Emotion science?
Trigger Warning: topic of emotional abuse. Quote from linked article: “I can’t reiterate enough how slowly emotional abuse can creep into your life—the first stage of complete adoration, gaslighting, and love-bombing from the abuser happens very quickly, but everything else is oftentimes so subvert you can only recognize just how bad it was once you’ve left.” Continue reading Link: “Identifying Emotional Abuse Before it Happens”
Think of someone you’re judging. What do your judgements tell you about… Your own values? What’s Important to you? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Judgement and values?