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Richard Davidson



Richard Davidson, PhD, is an American professor of psychology and psychiatry and the founding director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Best known for his leading-edge research on emotion and the brain, Davidson has published numerous scientific papers on the subject and is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain.

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Meditation’s Impact on the Brain | Documentary Clip

This is a clip from the feature documentary “A Joyful Mind.”

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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level.

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The Four Keys to Well-Being

Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

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Project Happiness

Happiness, I want more! From the alleys of Nigeria and the beaches of California to the mountains of India, ordinary young people lead us on an extraordinary journey to explore the nature of lasting happiness and end up starting a movement.

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How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains | Richard J. Davidson | TEDxSanFrancisco

“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection,...

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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level.

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Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

There’s a growing understanding—and resources—to allow us to take control of our minds and of our own well-being.

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The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning can affect the brain.

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Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Psychology, Meditation, and the Mind-Body Connection

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. These discussions between the Dalai Lama and this group of prominent physicians, psychologists, philosophers, and behaviorists could not be more timely.

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Richard Davidson: The Neuroscience of Happiness

Talk from Professor Richard Davidson at "Creating a Happier World: an afternoon with the Dalai Lama and friends" - organized by Action for Happiness in London on 21 Sept 2015

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