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CBD 2022: Contemplative Neuroscience: What we know and what we don't know with Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD

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Contemplative neuroscience focuses on the changes within the mind/brain and body/physiology as a result of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness-based meditation, tai chi, or yoga. This talk will first summarize the latest research findings in the contemplative neuroscience field using interdisciplinary approaches such as brain imaging, physiological recordings, and behavioral measures. The talk will then discuss how to apply neuroscience-based strategies to improve contemplative practices through bodifulness and mindfulness. The remaining questions and future directions will be also pointed out. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A portion of this event.

Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD, is a Professor and Director of the Health Neuroscience Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He studies the neuroscience of cognitive, physical, and mental health and behavior change over the lifespan and has published 10 books and over 300 peer-reviewed articles. He is the founder of an effortless contemplative practice, integrative body-mind training (IBMT) originated from ancient Eastern traditions such as traditional Chinese medicine and Zen.

Contemplative Neuroscience: What we know and what we don't know is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 - 16 and Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2022.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2022.