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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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The Neuroscience Behind Emotional Intelligence

In this chapter, we will learn the basics of neuroscience behind the most important competencies of emotional intelligence. You cannot master the EI competencies without mastering the basic knowledge behind them. To know how the brain processes our emotional data it is important to understand the role of emotions in self-awareness, self-control, changing behavior and defeating thoughts, managing stress, improving decision-making, and building strong and meaningful relationships. We will cover:

  • The three functional brains
  • Emotions and the emotional brain:
    • Neuroscience behind decision making
    • Neuroscience behind mindfulness
    • Neuroscience behind gratitude
    • Neuroscience behind empathy

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