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See experts discuss how the practice of gratitude increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin, the surprising intersection of science and religion, and the power of being thankful in harrowing times.

The Optimists

Carol Bakhos
Carol Bakhos Professor and chair of the Program in the Study of Religion, author.
Valorie Kondos Field
Valorie Kondos Field Head coach of UCLA gymnastics, four-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, breast cancer survivor.
Alex Korb
Alex Korb Neuroscientist, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, author.