Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

How Compassion Stimulates Neurochemistry (src)


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: Free
Date/Time: Saturday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Loretta Breuning, Ph.D., professor emerita of management, CSUEB
Location: Stoneridge Creek

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Course Description

Professor Breuning again invites us to reflect on some of our deepest mammalian instincts. This time it’s the idea that you can be compassionate and at the same time be in tune with your authentic inner mammal. In fact, that authenticity favors compassion, helping you understand why others are the way they are. Our mammalian brain is a quirky thing. Think of it as a kind of reward system, with a dose of dopamine, oxytocin, or serotonin to stimulate useful behavior. And that system is wired to stir compassion. Let’s take another dive into our mammalian nature with Professor Breuning, this time in search of the roots of compassion. The more we explore these fascinating depths the better we can survive and thrive.

This lecture will take place at Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Event Details

Date: 2020-04-11

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence

Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588

Phone: 925-227-6810


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