Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience

Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind

Friday, May 27, 2011, 1:10 PM - 1:55 PM
International Ballroom West

Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Meditation produces changes in brain function that promote well-being, foster certain forms of positive affect and virtuous dispositions, and affect physical health and illness. Examining longitudinal research with both long-term practitioners of meditation and novices, this talk will illustrate some of the key findings and challenges in the nascent field of contemplative neuroscience.

This is part of the Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience Theme Program. Additional Speakers

Richard Davidson in the news: CNN (Oct 26, 2010) and CBC (Oct 27, 2010).

 
Subject Area: Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience

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