Topography: The Brain Scan – Verse by B. A. St. Andrews

B.A. St. Andrews After you’ve become a human drum to let high frequency thrumming create magnetic pictures of your brain, you examine the evidence, cut by lateral cut, frame by polarized frame: full frontal nudity at its most arousing. Shot one: your skull is like Saturn its outer ring luminous, the next dark, oceanic, shifting: you can nearly […]

Perspectives on MLI’s International Symposium for Contemplative Studies: Tania Singer

Tania SingerWe asked MLI Fellow Tania Singer what she believes the next frontiers in the field of contemplative neuroscience will be. This was her response.

Network News: Summer 2014

nn-summer14Paivi Ahonen is continuing her research related to Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness initiative and finalizing an article on the topic entitled, "Bhutanese Teachers’ Perceptions about Gross National Happiness in Education for Sustainable Development."  Nava Levit Binnun reports that, for the fifth time, a daylong symposium inspired by Mind and Life took place in Israel on […]

Perspectives on MLI’s International Symposium for Contemplative Studies: Al Kaszniak

Al KaszniakWe asked MLI Fellow Al Kaszniak what, in his opinion, has been the most significant or meaningful breakthrough in contemplative science over the past 30 years. This was his response.

An Interview with Penny Pilgram George

Penny Pilgram GeorgePenny Pilgram George, PhD, is president of the George Family Foundation in Minneapolis and a leader in the national movement to transform medicine and healthcare through the principles and practices of integrative medicine.

Om Ex Machina

Marieke van VugtHow does the game change if we get a computer to meditate? Cognitive scientist Marieke van Vugt wants to find out. “I often joke that I’m going to build a meditating computer,” she laughs, “but that is [really] the best description of what I’m doing.”