Dan Siegel

Part 2: The Neurological Basis of Behavior, the Mind, the Brain and Human Relationships

At the Garrison Institute’s 2011 Climate, Cities and Behavior Symposium, Dr. Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute discusses the neurological basis of behavior, the mind, the brain and human relationships in the contect of cities. He explains one definition of the mind as “an embodied and relational emergent process that regulates the flow of energy and information,” and describes the role of awareness and attention in monitoring and modifying the mind.  He recommends using the notion of health as a means of linking individual, community and planetary wellbeing.