Monday, May 01, 2006

Scientist meditator

Now here's an interesting news story:
UW scientist named one of Time’s 100 most influential

UW-Madison professor of psychology and psychiatry Richard Davidson has been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2006.

According to a University statement, Davidson has devoted his career to understanding the human brain in regards to how it regulates emotion.

Davidson is the director of the UW-Madison Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, which researches how the brain produces emotions like depression and anxiety.

Davidson became famous in the ‘90s for his research on how meditation affects the human brain, work that was done at the request of the Dalai Lama.

Davidson, who meditates regularly, still communicates with the Dalai Lama.
It's very encouraging, isn't it, when somebody who studies the brain believes it is important to meditate. That can be a truly motivating realization for us.

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