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Stephanie Allen

Stephanie West Allen, JD, practiced law in California for several years, held offices in local bar associations, and wrote chapters for California Continuing Education of the Bar. While in CA, Stephanie completed a number of five-day mediation training programs, including several with the Center... Full Bio
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Brain overclaim syndrome: Can I convince you I know something by citing neuroscience?

Are so many mediators citing neuroscience these days because it is cool? Hot? Fashionable? I don't know. That the science being cited is often...

Are you sure that's what happened? Most conflicts are part fiction, part distortion, part dead

When we recall something that occurred in the past, our recollection is not accurate like a video camera. Some if not much of our memory is...

My absence from posting here will be over soon: Why I have been gone

Due to a death in my family, I have not been an active blogger here or at idealawg. I plan to come back to posting in the very near future.

Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype

Listen to Christian Jarrett, neuroscientist turned science writer, describing the many myths about the brain covered in today's media (

Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world

Over the years, I have learned that people reading this blog come from a wide range of belief systems, including atheist, agnostic, and those...
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