KPFK AWARE SHOW
November 27, 2013 Guest Dr. Mario Martinez
Topic: Debunking the Myths of Genetic Helplessness (re-air)
Dr. Mario Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist and founder of Biocognitive science. He lectures world-wide on how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity more than genetics. Biocognition explores the learning of illness and the causes of health and defies the genetic helplessness proposed by reductionist science. He also teaches how joy requires sufficient self esteem to accept it without self-sabotage. He is the author of The MindBody Code. You can find out more about him at www.biocognitive.com.
Dr. Mario Martinez’s research demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression coemerge within a cultural history, even as current science continues to divide mind and body, and ignore the influence cultural contexts have on the process of health, illness and aging. For example, cultures that view growing older as positive are associated with increased wisdom and have higher numbers of centenarians living healthier lives than cultures that view aging as a process of inevitable deterioration. Learn more about his field of “biocognition” in today’s interview.You need to log in or become an Aware Community member to listen to this play back.
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