Argues that by understanding how our brains support human connection, we can work together towards a less divided, more sustainable future.
Mark A. Williams is a professor of cognitive neuroscience with over 20 years experience conducting behavioral and brain imaging research focusing on social skills. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and received numerous high-profile fellowships and grants. Williams now runs programs for schools and businesses on the neuroscience of learning and emotions, as well as the impact of modern technology on our brains. He has made many TV and radio appearances to discussed topics including facial expressions, emotions, racism, and even why we can’t tickle ourselves. His research on which much of this book is based was featured in outlets globally including The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, and New Scientist.
Williams has presented an exceptional and comprehensive case
outlining the necessity and limitations for learning in social
settings. It's what makes us human; the capacity to do things for
and with others. A powerful take away - communities need to be
small enough for members to form positive relationships. Powerful
message - well worth the read!
*Barbara J. Smith, PhD*
I couldn't put this book down at my first read and will be re-reading it many times. I highly recommend it as a compelling and riveting read, as well as wise and reassuring guidance for anyone who cares about the future of our species.
*Dr. Amanda Ferguson, psychologist, author of Life Works: Redsicover Yourself and Tranform Your Relationships and podcast presenter of Psych for Life*