is Stanford Clinical Professor of
Neurosurgery and founding director of the Center for the Study of Compassion and
Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).
"CCARE is striving to
create a community of scholars and researchers, including neuroscientists,
psychologists, educators and philosophical and contemplative thinkers around
the study of compassion."
He says we have to go beyond
a transcendent connection between people. We can get beyond loneliness, isolation
and depression to have a more sustained
by contributing to
the wellbeing of others.
"Can we rewire the brain to become more compassionate? That's one of the
questions central to the work of James Doty, director of Stanford's Center
for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Doty's new book, "Into
the Magic Shop", chronicles his journey from a chaotic childhood in Southern
California to a scientist at the cutting edge of the heart-brain