Becoming conscious: The science of mindfulness

Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Amishi Jha, Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Abstract

Many of us go through our daily lives on autopilot, not fully aware of our conscious experiences. In a discussion moderated by Steve Paulson, executive producer and host of To the Best of Our Knowledge, neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, how we can train our minds to be more flexible and adaptable, and cutting-edge neuroscience findings about the transformation of consciousness through mindfulness and contemplative practice. The following is an edited transcript of the discussion that occurred February 6, 2013, 7:00-8:15 PM, at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-104
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1303
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

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Keywords

  • Consciousness
  • Contemplation
  • Experience
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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