2017 | Enero 21
After studying neuroscience for the past ten years, I have begun to think differently about mediation, and how we help others in general. Neuroscience is the study of the human nervous system, including the brain. The brain is in charge of all of our bodily functions. It also allows us to interact with others as individuals. Studying the brain provides an in-depth look at human nature and why we behave as we do.
Neuroscience even has an answer for why many people initially prefer court to mediation: court appeals to our inner sense of fairness and need for revenge; it provides us with a feeling of certainty and rightness, and allows us to tell our story and place blame; it addresses our need to defer to dominance and rank, and lets us to equate survival with winning.