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“The Brain, the Mind, and Meditation” to Feature Richard Davidson, Robert Thurman, and Judith Regan—Sept. 17

August 23, 2013
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New York University will host “The Brain, the Mind, and Meditation,” a roundtable discussion featuring neuroscientist Richard Davidson and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, on Tues., Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion (60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor [at LaGuardia Place]). Judith Regan, host of Sirius-XM Stars Channel’s “The Judith Regan Show,” will moderate the session.

The event, sponsored by the Emotional Brian Institute (EBI), is part of its “Evening of Emotion in the Arts and Sciences” series.

Radio host and publisher Judith Regan will moderate a dialogue with neuroscientist Richard Davidson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman (Columbia University) on the impact of meditation on mind and brain. Davidson will lead off by considering the possibility that various forms of meditation can be viewed as training for different constituents of well-being and such training can induce specific alterations in the brain. Robert Thurman will provide a glimpse of some of the many forms of Buddhist contemplative practice and will describe their function in a traditional Buddhist framework and their significance for modern secular society.

Davidson, the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the co-author, with Sharon Begley, of The Emotional Life of Your Brain, among other works. Thurman, the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, has authored many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, politics, and culture, including Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World. Regan, a former editor at Simon & Schuster and founder and publisher of ReganBooks, has hosted shows on the Fox News Channel and produced several TV series and miniseries.

To RSVP (required) or for more information, call 212.998.3937 or email eventsebi@gmail.com. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (W. 4th St.).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

The Emotional Brain Institute
The Emotional Brain Institute (EBI) focuses on understanding how emotions work in the brain and educating the public about the science of emotion and integration across academic disciplines—science, humanities, the arts, law, business, and medicine, among other fields. With researchers located at the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI), NYU, and NYU Langone School of Medicine, EBI seeks a richer understanding of what emotions are and how they might be investigated through innovative methods. EBI is supported by New York University and the New York State Office of Mental Health, and directed by Joseph LeDoux, a professor of neural science, psychology, and child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU. For more on EBI, go to: http://www.nyu.edu/ebi/.


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“The Brain, the Mind, and Meditation” to Feature Richard Davidson, Robert Thurman, and Judith Regan—Sept. 17

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