Sunday, May 06, 2012

All in the Mind - Our Emotional Brain w/ Richard Davidson

The guest on this week's All in the Mind (from ABC Radio, Australia) is Richard Davidson, author of the new book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live - and How You Can Change Them. Davidson is a pioneer in the study of emotions in the brain, and he is a frequent participant in the Dalai Lama's brain science and Buddhism conferences, as well as working with Roshi Joan Halifax in her Zen Brain series at Upaya Zen Center. 

Our Emotional Brain

Broadcast: Sunday 6 May 2012

Richard Davidson
Photo: Neuroscientist Richard Davidson (Jeff Miller/ University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Pioneering neuroscientist Richard Davidson deepens our understanding of the mind-body connection.  He’s identified six unique emotional styles and explains the brain chemistry underlying them.  He explains that there are simple strategies and interventions which we can use to change our emotional styles. He believes one effective example is through mindfulness meditation, after studying the brain scans of people who practice it.


Dr Richard Davidson: Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Director, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience Director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging & Behaviour University of Wisconsin-Madison USA -


The Emotional Life of your Brain
by Richard J. Davidson with Sharon Begley

Further Information: The Centre for Investigating Healthy Minds

Presenter: Lynne Malcolm

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