This week on Up Close, the life of the mind: how our reactions to stimuli are both within and beyond our control, in surprising ways.
First, ABC News anchor Dan Harris explains how meditation helped him get off drugs and become a more focused, happier, and nicer person. He discusses his book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story.
Then, Tel Aviv University’s Thalma Lobel is a pioneer in the field of Physical Intelligence, which measures how physical sensations and perceptions unconsciously influence our conscious thoughts. She shares her research in her new book, Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence.
Finally, Christianity Today Editor-at-Large Philip Yancey has become a go-to guy on why bad things happen to good people. His new book is The Question That Never Goes Away, and that question is, “Why?”
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