Paul Verhaeghen On Presence: The Science of Mindfulness and Meditation

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  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday August 26, 2017
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Park NE, Atlanta GA 30307
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Summary Sentence: School of Psychology professor will speak about the increasingly popular way to promote health and well-being.

Full Summary: Paul Verhaeghen will answer some key questions: What goes on in the brain during meditation? What telltale traces does meditation leave in brain structures? How does meditation affect well-being, stress, and health?

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This event is organized by the Atlanta Science Tavern.

Mindfulness and one of the roads to it, meditation, have become increasingly popular as a way to promote health and well-being. Meditation can create mindfulness in daily life, which becomes an ingrained habit if applied consistently--it can boost immune function; lower levels of stress, anxiety, or depression; lift affect; regulate emotion more easily; and make you happier.

In this presentation, Georgia Tech Professor of Psychology Paul Verhaeghen, will give an overview of what goes on inside the brain during meditation, how it leaves telltale lasting traces in brain structure, and how it impacts important areas of life such as well-being, stress, and health.

Paul's most recent book on the subject, Presence: How Mindfulness and Meditation Shape Your Brain, Mind, and Life, was released this past March.

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In Campus Calendar
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College of Sciences, School of Psychology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
mindfulness, meditation, Paul Verhaegen, School of Psychology, College of Sciences
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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 28, 2017 - 1:01pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017 - 1:01pm