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Seeking Wisdom in Graying Matter  – TED Talk – Dilip V Jeste, Neuroscientist

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is Director of The Stein Institute for Research on Ageing at the University of California and a Neuropsychiatrist. He has published a number of papers detailing the neural activity associated with wise behaviours (click here and here to read more). Click here to watch an EBW animation detailing his work. In this TEDMED talk he discusses the possible evolutionary role of wisdom and the potential benefits for society as a whole.

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Conversations on Wisdom – Video interview with Wisdom Researcher Ursula Staudinger

Ursula Staudinger is Director of The Columbia Ageing Centre and a lifespan Psychologist. Here she discusses her early work on developing the much-respected Berlin Wisdom Paradigm (click here to watch an EBW animation outlining the model) and the controversial conflict between wisdom and happiness.

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Conversations on Wisdom – Video interview with Wisdom Researcher Monika Ardelt

Monika Ardelt, a Sociology professor from the University of Florida, is a leader in the field of Wisdom research. Here she outlines her much-celebrated three-dimensional wisdom scale (click here to read the recent post outlining the 3DWS) and discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of social media as a tool for the development of wisdom. The interview was conducted as part of a new documentary film entitled ‘The Science of Wisdom’.

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Conversations on Wisdom – Video interview with Wisdom Research pioneer Robert Sternberg

Robert Sternberg, a highly-esteemed intelligence psychologist, talks frankly about his career at the forefront of wisdom research. The interview was conducted as part of a new documentary film entitled ‘The Science of Wisdom’.

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Wisdom Research Forum, University of Chicago – 8th May 2015

As part of the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research programme, leading scientists in the field of Wisdom research recently gathered in Chicago to discuss their work. The talks and discussion were live streamed and are now available for viewing on youtube.

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What is Wisdom? – John Vervaeke, Cognitive Scientist

John Vervaeke, a professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto, outlines his cognitive model of wisdom. Which cognitive processes are taking place in the brain when we are being wise? This brief talk condenses a lot of big ideas into an all too brief 11 minutes. These ideas are fleshed out in more detail over 60 minutes in his talk ‘The Cognitive Science of Wisdom: Wisdom as Rationally Self-Transcending Rationality that Enhances Relevance Realization”, which you can watch by clicking here.

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Improving Wisdom – Ursula Staudinger, Psychologist

Ursula Staudinger is Director of The Columbia Ageing Centre and a lifespan Psychologist. As well as having developed the much-celebrated Berlin Wisdom Paradigm with Paul Baltes in the 1990s, she has recently developed a new scale of wisdom measurement called The Bremen Measure of Personal Wisdom, which you can read about by clicking here. In this talk at the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research forum, she talks about the future direction of wisdom research and the essential role neuroscience will have to play for the field to develop in the years ahead.

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Wisdom and Successful Ageing– Dilip V Jeste, Neuroscientist

Dr. Dilip V. Jeste is Director of The Stein Institute for Research on Ageing at the University of California and a Neuropsychiatrist. He has published a number of papers detailing the neural activity associated with wise behaviours (click here and here to read more). In this talk he discusses common elements of wisdom throughout history, common elements of modern definitions of wisdom and further develops his perspectives on the neurobiology of wisdom and its implications for ageing.

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Neuroenlightenment – TED Talk – John Vervaeke, Cognitive Scientist

Another talk from Professor Vervaeke of The University of Toronto. Here, he looks to the future, suggesting that modern technologies may in fact play a key role in enhancing wisdom. He further suggests that this enhanced wisdom may help us use technologies to build wisely, not foolishly, for the future.

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Conversations on Wisdom – Video interview with Attention Researcher Amishi Jha

Associate Professor Amishi Jha runs the The Jha Lab at the University of Miami. Work at the lab focuses on the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. Here she discusses her research highlighting the benefits of contemplative practices. The interview was conducted as part of a new documentary film entitled ‘The Science of Wisdom’.

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Wise Design – TED Talk – Kiko Suarez, Wisdom Researcher

Kiko Suarez, a Spanish wisdom researcher working in education in the US, presents an interesting outline of his 8 principles of wise design.

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