Contemplative Studies Spring 2019 Events

Please join us this Friday, February 8th from 4 - 5:30 pm in Friedman Hall, Rm. 101 for a lecture by Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D. entitled, "Neuroscience as a Modern Context for Meditation: How Far Are We Really." This event is free and open to the public. 

 Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D. is an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Research Staff at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging within the Massachusetts General Hospital. As a neuroscientist with a background in engineering and computer science, her research uses advanced methods in brain imaging (fMRI) and physiological measurements of the autonomic nervous system to investigate meditative practices. She is particularly interested in practices for cultivating compassion and promoting behavior change. She is also a contributor to the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative—an ongoing effort overseen by the Dalai Lama aimed at implementing a comprehensive and sustainable science curriculum for Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns.