Friday, May 14, 2010

Scientist inspired by Dalai Lama studies happiness





Richard Davidson a University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist has become a partner in the Dalai Lama's attempts to build a connection between Buddhism and western science. Davidson's research has used brain imaging technology on Buddhist monks and other veteran practitioners of meditation to try to learn how their training affects mental health. His team's findings suggest meditation and other "contemplative practices" can improve compassion, empathy, kindness and attention. They support the concept that even adult brains can change through experience and learning. Read the full article here.





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