Two events on the science of mindfulness and meditation

Sent in from the very mindful Katie McLaughlin ’15

There are two very cool events going on this Thursday that will look at the science behind mindfulness and meditation. Please come to one, come to both, bring a friend, or send a friend! Hope to see you all there.

Professor Britton’s Seminar — Contemplative Science: Uniting Internal and External Technologies

This lunch lecture will examine the neurological effects of meditation and mindfulness. The BRITTON LAB studies contemplative, affective, and clinical neuroscience and the effects of contemplative practices on cognitive, emotional, and physiological aspects of affective disturbances. https://vivo.brown.edu/display/wbritton

Where: Shanklin Laboratory Room107 (Kerr Lecture Hall)
When: Thursday April 9 from 12:00-1:0
Cost: Free

 

All Student Workshop and Dinner: Contemplative Practice

Join us for a dinner conversation with Willoughby Britton, PhD about everything we know about mindfulness.

We will provide Thai Food. Please RSVP to the facebook event so we don’t waste any food.

Willoughby Britton, PhD is a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Brown Medical School. She has taught meditation to prisoners, the terminally ill, distressed adolescents, and anxious, depressed and stressed adults. She has studied the effects of meditation for more than 15 years and lectured internationally on the neurobiological and psychological effects.

Where: Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street
When: Thursday April 9 from 6:30-9:00
Cost: Free!!!