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Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation Philippe Goldin Google Tech Talks Feb 28th 2008

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Mindfulness meditation, one type of meditation technique, has been shown to enhance emotional awareness and psychological flexibility as well as induce well-being and emotional balance. Scientists have also begun to examine how meditation may influence brain functions. This talk will examine the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on the brain systems in which psychological functions such as attention, emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and self-view are instantiated. We will also discuss how different forms of meditation practices are being studied using neuroscientific technologies and are being integrated into clinical practice to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

Speaker Philippe Goldin is a research scientist and heads the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.

He spent 6 years in India and Nepal studying various languages, Buddhist philosophy and debate at Namgyal Monastery and the Dialectic Monastic Institute, and serving as an interpreter for various Tibetan Buddhist lamas. He then returned to the U.S. to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University.

His NIH-funded clinical research focuses on

  1. functional neuroimaging investigations of cognitive-affective mechanisms in adults with anxiety disorders,
  2. comparing the effects of mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy on brain-behavior correlates of emotional reactivity and regulation, and
  3. training children in family and elementary school settings in mindfulness skills to reduce anxiety and enhance compassion, self-esteem and quality of family interactions.

Working with Mindfulness Webinar

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Host Mirabai Bush and guest Jeremy Hunter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Practice at The Peter F. Drucker School of Management, discuss Dr. Hunter's unique experience of teaching mindfulness methods to executives, and highlight why attention-training practices are necessary for today's knowledge worker environment.

Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast

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David Sillito tried mindfulness meditation and talks about his experience plus an interview with Dr Danny Penman, author of "Mindfulness - A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World".

Daniel Goleman on Leadership

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Short excerpt from Daniel Goleman's video series Leadership: A Master Class. The eight-part video collection includes more than eight hours of research findings, case studies and valuable industry expertise through in-depth interviews with respected leaders in executive management, organizational research, workplace psychology, negotiation and senior hiring.

Dr. Richard Davidson: Working with Mindfulness webinar

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Mirabai Bush, co-founder of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and a key adviser to Google's Search Inside Yourself curriculum, hosts a free, monthly one-hour webinar series called Working with Mindfulness: Research and Practice of Mindful Techniques in Organizations. Presented by publisher More Than Sound (www.morethansound.net), this webcast features a discussion with neuroscientist and author Dr. Richard Davidson, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.