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The history and science of meditation from ancient practices to the latest experiments.

The history and science of meditation from ancient practices to the latest experiments.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The history and science of meditation from ancient practices to the latest experiments.

Language:

English

Contact:

289-941-4841


Episodes

Science of Meditation and Depression- Interview with Dr. Norm Farb

3/15/2019
We discuss the results of the various FMRI studies and what they say about the benefits meditation may bring in reducing relapse of depressive episodes.

Duration:00:56:57

The Science of Meditation and Attention

2/20/2019
A Look at Science and Meditation Research In this episode we're looking at the scientific literature to see out if meditation really does improve attention or not. But first let's talk about some guiding principles when looking at science research, science truth and science proof. Here at Science Meditations we're going to have a motto about scientific research: One experiment doesn't prove anything but it might suggest something. So when we look at a particular experiment, we shouldn't...

Duration:00:44:31

Attention and Technology

1/10/2019
This episode looks at the effect technology is having on our attention and our thinking by turning to the work of Neil Postman. Neil Postman was a communications theorist and professor of media studies at New York University who garnered some fame with his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death. His belief was that it isn’t the content produced by a particular type of technology that influences our thinking but rather how different technologies change the way we use important words. Words...

Duration:00:32:47

Meditation (Dhyana) and Attention

12/19/2018
We look at the history of the English word "attention" and the Sanskrit word "dhyana" and what their history means for us modern day meditators.

Duration:00:37:30