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Carl Honoré

Carl Honoré is an award-winning journalist and author. He worked with street children in Brazil before turning to writing. He has covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer and others.

His first book, In Praise of Slow, investigates our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. It is translated into more than 30 languages and is an international bestseller. His new book, Under Pressure, explores how the modern approach to childhood is backfiring, and examines efforts around the world to find a better way.

He lives in London with his wife and their two young children.

Past and present Confer events
Taking Our Time: How Long Does it Take for Psychological Change to Occur?
Saturday 24 January 2009

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...