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Brain & Cognitive Science Offerings

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2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Plenary Panel: “Starting from Experience: Neurophenomenology and the Vision of Mind and Life Europe”

Moderators: John Dunne
Panel: Amy Cohen Varela, Antoine Lutz, Andreas Roepstorff

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

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Mind & Life 2020 President’s Call

Mind and Life Institute • May 20, 2020

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Social Change

2019

Blog

Special Issue on Mindfulness

Mind and Life Institute • October 16, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel: Translating Neuroscience

Moderators: Andrew Dreitcer, Elissa Epel
Panel: Anil Seth, Clifford Saron, Daniel Siegel, Lawrence Barsalou, Yoona Kang, Norman Farb, Elissa Epel, Andrew Dreitcer

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Measuring, Understanding, and Changing Mental Habits

Lawrence Barsalou

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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Clifford Saron: Embracing the Mystery

Mind and Life Institute • May 14, 2019

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2018

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Norm Farb – How to Choose Between Beautiful Stories

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Master Lectures: Contemplative Studies Panel: Contemplating the Future of “Contemplative Studies”

Moderators: Erin McCarthy
Panel: Amishi Jha, Harold Roth, Ed Sarath, Erin McCarthy

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Self & Other

2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanisation

Lasana Harris

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Self & Other

Blog

Pain Relief without Opioids?

Wendy Hasenkamp • April 26, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Meta-Awareness and Attention Training in Education Research

Amishi Jha, Sona Dimidjian, Thupten Jinpa, Richard J. Davidson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Early Childhood Development and Social Emotional Learning

Richard J. Davidson, Michel Boivin, Daniel Goleman, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Stress & Resilience

2017

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A Conversation with Jim Austin and Susan Bauer-Wu

Mind and Life Institute • November 20, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness | Social Change

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MLI XXXII Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • August 18, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

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MLI XXXII Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • August 18, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Stress & Resilience

2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Session IV – The Biology of Care and Conflict in Groups

Carsten K.W. De Dreu, Theo Sowa

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change

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2017 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXII Session

Session III – The Impact of Trauma on the Brain: Structural Changes and Behavioral Outcome

Rebecca Shansky, Theo Sowa

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Stress & Resilience

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2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Social Networks: Intersubjectivity, Connectivity and Technology

Moderators: Elissa Epel
Panel: Pete Fleming, David Sbarra, Tania Singer, Elissa Epel

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Self & Other

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Love and Enaction: Towards an Engaged Epistemology

Hanne De Jaegher

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Self & Other

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

The Enactive Approach to Cognition

Evan Thompson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

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qwantify – global research project on desire and happiness

Mind and Life Institute • January 4, 2017

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science

2016

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ISCS 2016 – Closing Keynote – Evan Thompson

Mind and Life Institute • November 13, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Mindfulness | Self & Other

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Jeremy Hunter

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Stress & Resilience

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ISCS 2016 – Master Lecture – Niki Clements

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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ISCS 2016 – Keynote – Zindel Segal

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2016

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Tibetan Sound Meditation

Alejandro Chaoul

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Engaged Contemplative Practice in Islamic Sufism: Silent Emphasis

Alan Godlas

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Keynote: Mindfulness Therapeutics in the Promotion of Mental Health

Zindel Segal

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2016 Summer Research Institute Session

You Are Always on My Mind

Andreas Roepstorff

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Interconnection | Self & Other

2015

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 8

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 7

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 6

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other

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Mind & Life XXX – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • December 17, 2015

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other