January 27, 2013
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
The idea that meditation is good for you is certainly not new, but scientists are still trying to figure out why meditating reliably improves mental and physical health. How does training in the practice of meditation affect cognition, behavior, and physiology? Learn more at the Meditation Workshop & Neuroscience Research About the Positive Effects of Meditation by Dr. Clifford Saron on March 11, 2013.
Research tries to identify brain functions that are affected by meditating. The study shows that intensive meditation can help people focus their attention and sustain it.
Dr. Clifford Saron is an Associate Research Scientist for the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. He is studying the effects of intensive meditation training on attention and emotion regulation through a longitudinal study known as “The Shamatha Project”. Using qualitative, self-report, behavioral, electrophysiological, and biochemical measures, his team is working to understand the many levels of personal and physiological change that accompany meditation training.
Meditation Workshop & Neuroscience Research About the Positive Effects of Meditation by Dr. Clifford Saron, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
Monday, March 11, 2013
No-host bar opens 5:30 p.m. Meditation Workshop 6 – 7 p.m. Presentation 7 p.m.
This North Lake Tahoe event takes place at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on SNC campus, 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village, Nevada. The cost is a $5 donation.