This dharma talk by Al Kaszniak was a prelude to the Zen Brain Retreat, at which he is a participant, along with Evan Thompson, John Dunne, Rebecca Todd, Richie Davidson, George Chrousos, and of course, Roshi Joan Halifax. I'll be posting the podcasts for this retreat as they become available.
Speaker: Al KaszniakRecorded: Wednesday Jan 11, 2012This Dharma talk is a prelude to the Zen Brain retreat which begins on 1/12/12. In this interesting presentation Dr. Kaszniak explores the components of emotion and how they relate to our practice.Al Kaszniak, received his Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976, and completed an internship in clinical neuropsychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He is currently Head of the Department of Psychology, Director of Clinical Neuropsychology, Director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Education Core, and a professor in the departments of psychology, neurology, and psychiatry at The University of Arizona. His research, published in over 150 journal articles, chapters and books (including edited volumes on consciousness and science), has been supported by grants from the NIH, NIMH, and several private foundations. His work has focused on the neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related neurological disorders, memory self-monitoring, the biological bases of emotion, and emotion response and regulation in long-term Zen and mindfulness meditators.