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Today’s guest is Dr. Dan Siegel. Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel’s books include Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence,The Whole Brain Child, The Whole Brain Child Workbook, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, No Drama Discipline, and others.
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Can we move on ? Its 2018, the 1990s were the ‘decade of the brain’.
The Decade of the Brain was a designation for 1990–1999 by U.S. president George H. W. Bush as part of a larger effort involving the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health “to enhance public awareness of the benefits to be derived from brain research”