Affective neuroscience expert Dr. Richard Davidson to speak on meditation research at NIH

Media AdvisoryWednesday, April 20, 2016 NCCIH presents “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind”. What Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., will present “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind” at the seventh annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. Dr. Davidson, known for his work studying emotion and the brain, will present research on transforming the mind through meditation, thereby altering the brain and the periphery in ways that may be beneficial for mental health, physical health and wellbeing. From the perspective of Western neuroscience, varying forms of meditation can be seen as mental training that can regulate emotion and attention and each form has different neural and behavioral effects. Dr. Davidson will discuss data from studies on long-term users of meditation and those with shorter…


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