Archives Posts Tagged ‘Neuroscience’

Talk on Compassion, Women & Service

13 Nov

A talk I gave in which I explore the science of compassion, connection, and tips and tricks to reduce stress. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think!

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Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC

17 Oct

For the last 10 years, I have been involved in researching the impact of meditation on health and well-being. This infographic summarized some of the key findings about the benefits of meditation.

When my colleagues at Stanford and at other universities started researching meditation, most of us expected that meditation would help with stres…Read More

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20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today: New research shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success!

19 Sep

I started meditating soon after 9/11. I was living in Manhattan, an already chaotic place, at an extremely chaotic time. I realized I had no control over my external environment. But the one place I did have a say over was my mind, through meditation. When I started meditating, I did not realize it would also make me healthier, happier, and more su…Read More

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The Brain’s Ability to Look Within: A Secret to Well-Being

11 Dec

The Two Paths of Attention: Outward & Inward

What’s the difference between noticing the rapid beat of a popular song on the radio and noticing the rapid rate of your heart when you see your crush? Between noticing the smell of fresh baked bread and noticing that you’re out of breath? Both require attention. However, the direction of that atten…Read More

Reading Bodies, Touching Minds

02 Oct

Just by looking at someone, you experience them. Ever fallen in love at first sight or had a “gut feeling” about someone? You internally resonated with them. Ever seen someone trip and momentarily felt a twinge of pain for them? Observing them activates the “pain matrix” in your brain, research shows. Ever been moved by the sight of a person helpin…Read More

Decoding the Body Watcher

09 Apr

What’s the difference between noticing the rapid beat of a popular song on the radio and noticing the rapid rate of your heart when you see your crush? Between noticing the smell of fresh baked bread and noticing that you’re out of breath? Both require attention. However, the direction of that attention differs: it is either turned outward, as …Read More

"Taking the Measure of Mind" by Shambhala Sun

31 Mar

In this article, Shambhala Sun reporter Barry Boyce interviewed a number of us who conduct research in Dr. Richard Davidson’s lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barry’s article captures the world of meditation research and explores “how far our minds can go and how many ways meditation can help us.”

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