90 Second Summary of Relational Neuroscience
They say you can speak about 210 words in 90 seconds.
And 90 seconds is how long I was told I had to summarize “Relational Neuroscience” for a promotional video (which I haven’t recorded yet).
This is connected to the announcement coming on Monday!!! *** balloons & ribbons ***
What is Relational Neuroscience? a script
What is relational neuroscience?
It isn’t just brain scans and neurons.
Relational neuroscience is an integrative field of study that recognizes that we are fundamentally social creatures, that who we are is formed through the interaction of all of the neural connections in our brains and bodies AND all of the relational connections all around us.
I like to summarize Relational Neuroscience with the 4 Es.
Embodied—Who we are is physically embodied. We are not just brains that have a body. Our identity and experiences are in and through our bodies.
Embedded—Who we are is relationally embedded. No one is an island. There is always a “We” that helps to form “Me”—for good or bad.
Encoded— All of our embodied and embedded experiences are bits of information that are encoded in some way to give it meaning. And then those encoded bits of meaning shape and filter our future thoughts and emotions, both consciously and unconsciously.
Extended—Our embodied and embedded experiences are extended into and received back through culture and technology.
These 4 Es of Relational Neuroscience are mutually related ways of talking about how we are formed and transformed.
And that’s why relational neuroscience is so helpful in talking about our spiritual formation.
FEEDBACK would be so helpful.
And remember…there is a word limit at work here.
What resonates with you? What is confusing? What should be added/subtracted?