TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Oct 28, 2015

The ABA Journal highlights how mediators and other practitioners of alternative dispute resolution are using the research of neuroscientists to help calm emotions during mediations. Paul Zak, director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, has taught mediators how to boost the chemical oxytocin during mediation. “When you increase oxytocin, you make [clients] more amenable to you and make it easier to persuade them,” Zak said.