Meditation Session & Changing Brains: Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, and Well-Being
Wednesday, April 30 | 5:15 p.m. meditation session | 7:00 p.m. program
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16 (Monday, April 14 for Museum members).
Before Changing Brains: Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, and Well-Being, join Richard Davidson for a 30-minute meditation session at 5:15 p.m. Sit in a chair or bring your own cushion/bolster. Space is limited.
As the Museum cafe closes at 5pm, there will be time between the meditation session and the program for participants to leave and visit a nearby establishment for dinner. Museum staff can provide suggestions on places to dine.
Richard J. Davidson, PhD, director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience; founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and author, The Emotional Life of Your Brain | Betsy Levy Paluck, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, joint with Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Can we cultivate a society marked with more cooperation and less conflict? How can people learn not to hate others with values different from their own? Can we change the expression of our genes by training our minds? Embark on an exciting exploration of the brain’s potential—to alter our bodies, to expand our horizons, and to heal our world.
Co-produced by the Conte Center at Harvard University and Beyond Conflict.
This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
Additional funding provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers." For more information, visit mos.org.
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