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Svyatoslav Medvedev
Co-PI, Tukdam Study, CHM Collaboration; Full Member, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Biomedical Problems

Svyatoslav Medvedev is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), and is currently appointed to the Institute for Biomedical Problems. From 1990 to 2017 he served as Director of the Institute of Human Brain. His main areas of research include human neurophysiology; investigating the neurophysiological correlates and basic organizational and functional mechanisms of maintaining mental activity in the cerebral system; neuronal activity of the human brain; depth evoked potentials related to visual perception; PET and fMRI studies of higher nervous system activity especially systems maintaining high mental activity and different kinds of pathologies; as well as brain maintenance of attention, thinking, creativity, speech, emotions; neurooncology, trauma, neurodegenerative disorders, and ischemic stroke. He has published more than 200 articles and 6 books.

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The Field Study of Long-term Meditation Practitioners and the Tukdam Post-death Meditative State

A global community of field researchers are collaborating on a study of an ancient monastic post-mortem meditative state known as tukdam, practiced by present-day expert Tibetan Buddhists and how such a practice might offer insight into mental, spiritual, and physical well-being during the death process, both for the dying and for their support community.