"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this,
you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."
Informally, IPNB is the study of the mind,
the brain, and relationships. Formally, in his "Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of
the Mind," Daniel J. Siegel (2012) defines IPNB as "a consilient field that embraces all branches of science as
it seeks the common, universal findings across independent ways of knowing in order to expand our understanding of the mind
and well-being." He further states "this field explores the ways in which relationships and the brain interact to
shape our mental lives."
IPNB is a study
of Attachment Theory, as well, and how our level of attachment reflects the degree to which our brains are integrated. Our
brains are made up of various, separate functioning parts. When these separate parts are integrated by neural connections,
we function in increasingly more healthy ways. The more our brains are integrated...neurally connected parts functioning as
a whole...the more securely attached indivduals we become.
This video by
Dr. Edward Tronick illustrates how attachment works from an early age, demonstrating what Siegel would call "right-brain-to-right-brain
connection." Enjoy the video, the various linked pages within this IPNB Referral Section...explore, and contribute.