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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Neuroscience behind gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful and readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Seneca, the ancient Roman philosopher, in his time spoke of gratitude as being a fundamental motivational drive - critical for building interpersonal relationships. And Cicero proclaimed that gratitude was the mother of all virtues.

Recent psychological and neurobiological studies have shown that generosity and gratitude go hand in hand. They are symbiotic. Fortunately, each of us has the free will to initiate the neurobiological feedback loop that is triggered by small acts of generosity and gratitude each and every day of our lives.

In 2015, the neuroscientist and director of the Brain and Creativity ...

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