A preview of Evan Thompson’s new book, Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy
Four Scholars Reflect on the State of Contemplative Studies
Summer Research Institute 2013
How does the game change if we get a computer to meditate? Cognitive scientist Marieke van Vugt wants to find out.
Mind & Life’s resident neuroscientist on the past, present, and future of neurophenomenology.
A former addict turned neuroscientist, Marc Lewis describes what happens in the brain when addiction sets in, and how Buddhist psychology helps explain it.
Contemplative science begins to unpack the critical elements of caring
Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind and Life XXIX: Mapping the Mind” on April 12, 2014. Emotional Plasticity: A Healthy SocietySPEAKER: Barry Kerzin Our high-stress busy lives are out of control. Our emotions have gone wild. Anger is on the rise. Jealousy, aggressive competition, and judgmental attitudes feed on anger. Burnout runs rampant. Depression, …
Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind and Life XXIX: Mapping the Mind” on April 12, 2014. Cultural Neuroscience: Connecting Culture, Brain, and GenesSPEAKER: Shinobu Kitayama Cultural neuroscience is an emerging field of research that examines the interdependencies among culture, brain, and genes, with the ultimate goal of elucidating how the mind functions in varying …
Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind and Life XXIX: Mapping the Mind” on April 11, 2014. Cognitive Illusions: A Yogācāra PerspectiveSPEAKER: Jay Garfield We often take for granted that our introspective access to our own cognitive, affective and perceptual states is immediate and veridical, and that reflection on the nature of experience provides data …