Biocognitive Science – Discovering the Antidote to Shame

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In this podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Mario Martinez - the clinical neuropsychologist who developed the theory of biocognitive science. We discussed some important questions. For example, how do your cultural beliefs affect your physical and emotional health? What is the antidote to shame? Why is righteous anger important as we heal? Learn the answers by listening in to our conversation.

About Dr. Mario Martinez

Dr. Mario E. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression coemerge within a cultural history. Academic science continues to divide mind and body, as well as ignore the influence cultural contexts have on the process of health, illness and aging. For example, cultures that support growing older as a positive development associated with increased wisdom and abilities have higher numbers of centenarians living healthier lives, than cultures that view aging as a process of inevitable deterioration.

1:24 Introducing Dr. Mario Martinez

4:05 Discoveries in early years

  • An interest in how culture trains the brain

8:10 Physical effects of culture

  • Culture editors
  • Untangling the language of love

12:33 Clusters of mind/body culture

  • Why change can be difficult

15:23 Three kinds of wounds

  • Abandonment
  • Betrayal
  • Shaming

20:15 Honor as the antidote to shame

  • Practicing honor
  • Dealing with co-authors

26:45 Healing physical conditions related to shame

  • Assertiveness
  • Giving permission to others

30:19 The three poisons and true self

  • Righteous anger

38:50 When reconciliation is possible

  • The middle path
  • Inclusive compassion

43:53 Motivation vs inspiration

46:29 Politics and the immune system

  • Balancing two systems

50:43 Dr. Martinez's resources

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