Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Meditation and the Neuroscience of Compassion

Richard Davidson, director of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spoke yesterday at a conference at Emory University that focused on the connection between the body and the cultivation of compassion. The conference was also attended by the XIV Dalai Lama, a benefactor of CIHM.

Davidson cited functional MRI research that showed that training in metta-style meditation changes the brain function of experienced meditators: (MORE)

Source: The Examiner Madison

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