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The Meditating Brain

For all levels.

Science is beginning to uncover the mysteries of meditation and how this ancient practice can benefit both body and mind. With the help of modern technology, we can gain an understanding of how our conscious experiences are shaped and how meditation can help change them for the better.

Come explore simple meditation techniques, learn about cutting-edge research on how meditation affects the brain, and hook up to an EEG headset to see your brainwaves.

This program includes

  • Instruction in four types of meditation
  • An introduction to the cognitive neuroscience of meditation
  • Live demonstrations of EEG and other biodata during meditation
  • Current topics in the field of cognitive neuroscience, such as learning, cognitive training, and neuroplasticity.

In a program where ancient practices meet new scientific findings, discover how your brain changes when you focus and when you flow in meditation.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery and Psychology
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Presenter(s)

Steven Leonard, a Lead Faculty member at Kripalu, is a functional movement specialist and meditation educator and a teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga, and also offers mindful outdoor experiences.

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Andrew Heusser, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in human learning and neuroimaging, is a data scientist at Akili Interactive, a company developing digital products to treat cognitive impairments associated with disorders such as ADHD.

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