22 February 2020

How meditation changes your brain

BBC intereview with Prof Richard Davidson on compassion meditation

meditation experiments with monk

In 2002, scientists in the US began performing a landmark series of experiments on Buddhist monks from around the world. The studies showed that the brains of experienced meditators alter, allowing them to focus better and manage their emotions. Alejandra Martins talks to Professor Richard Davidson of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Posted on the BBC World Service, 18 Feb 2020

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