Ethan Kross

Ethan Kross is a professor of psychology and management and director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory at the University of Michigan. He is an experimental psychologist, neuroscientist and writer, who specializes in emotion regulation. He is the author of Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters.

chattering teeth represent our mind's inner voice

How to Channel Your Mind’s Inner Chatter

Our inner voice functions well much of the time, but it can also lead to chatter—the cyclical negative thoughts and emotions that turn introspection into a curse. Here are strategies for breaking that cycle, both in yourself and when supporting others.