Chivon Powers is a postdoctoral scholar working on the Shamatha Project with Dr. Clifford Saron at UC-Davis. She specializes in analysis of task-related electroencephalogram (EEG) oscillatory patterns as indicators of change in attention and other aspects of cognition. She is currently analyzing data from experienced meditators before, during, and after an intensive 3-month Shamatha meditation retreat to assess how these potential cognitive changes develop with intense, long-term meditative practice. Ultimately, she intends to apply her experience and knowledge of cognitive neuroscience to conduct rigorous scientific investigations of change in attention and cognitive processing that develops with long-term Ashtanga Yoga practice.

This profile was last updated on February 26, 2020

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