I was fortunate to see Cassandra Vieten at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference in 2010, where she spoke about how she and her co-researchers at IONS (Institute of Noetic Science) had assembled a model that mapped out cultural-spiritual evolution in several groups (if I am remembering correctly). It struck me as a great talk then and I still remember her name, so it must have left an impression.
In this talk from TEDxNapaValley, Dr. Vieten speaks about some of her research on interconnectedness, which fits right in with her other research interests: "factors, experiences, and practices involved in psychospiritual transformation to a more meaningful, compassionate, and service-oriented way of life, and how psychology, biology, and spirituality interact to affect experience and behavior."
The Science of Interconnectedness: Cassandra Vieten PhD at TEDxNapaValley
Published on Jan 4, 2013
Cassandra Vieten PhD talks about the Science of Interconnectedness as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2012 "Connected" event.
Cassandra's Event Photos are on flickr.
Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the State of California, and several private donors and foundations, her research has focused on spirituality and health; development and pilot testing of mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance (primarily in the areas of addiction and pregnancy/postpartum well-being); and factors, experiences, and practices involved in psychospiritual transformation to a more meaningful, compassionate, and service-oriented way of life. Her primary interest lies in how psychology, biology, and spirituality interact to affect experience and behavior.
For more information on Cassandra and her work visit -http://noetic.org/