News: Contemplative Studies
Hosted by the Center for Healthy Minds, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss how religious leaders could more effectively work with scientists, academics and global experts on addressing environmental and social issues
Center faculty member John Dunne fosters cross-disciplinary connections that lead to revolutionary research
Center for Healthy Minds studies explore the influence of the brain on inflammatory diseases such as asthma
A pilot study from the Center will explore the impact of mindfulness-based practices on officers’ physical and mental well-being
How can long-term meditation practice - and especially intensive training - have a lasting impact on practitioners in their everyday lives?
Center researchers and scholars are just beginning to explore how meditation affects well-being
Grant from Fetzer Institute allows Davidson's lab to explore the impact of love, other positive qualities on the brain
Center Founder Richard Davidson, researchers find meditation increases activity in brain regions associated with attention, decision-making
Center Founder Richard Davidson, research group find meditation may have lasting impact on brain's ability to regulate attention
Study led by Center Founder Richard Davidson comparing brain-oscillation patterns shows higher frequency in brains of long-term Buddhist meditation practitioners than novice students in both meditative and resting states.
Center Founder Richard Davidson leads study that finds lasting changes in brain, immune system due to participation in short mindfulness meditation program
Center Founder Richard Davidson, Dalai Lama, scientists and researchers gather on UW–Madison campus to discuss collaboration, continued scientific research on meditation