Dec 16, 2020
We usually know wisdom when we see it. But how do we define it? What exactly is it?
Today’s guest, Dr. Dilip Jeste, University of California San Diego College of Medicine, a renowned neuropsychiatrist who studies aging, discusses the concept of wisdom and how it relates to aging and age discrimination. His research group has developed an instrument to measure wisdom and he discusses with Therese the regions of the brain where wisdom resides. They also discuss the “Grandmother Hypothesis” and the very solid evidence for the benefits for children and teenagers of having an older adult in the home.
"For wisdom, one of the most important components of wisdom is empathy and compassion. It is not only useful for oneself, is not only useful for improving your own wellbeing, it is also useful for the society." — Dr. Dilip Jeste
Connect with Dr. Dilip Jeste:
UCSD Bio: profiles.ucsd.edu/dilip.jeste
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