Monday, May 19, 2008

All in the Mind - Happiness

A great episode of All in the Mind, bring together leading Buddhists and materialist psychologists to discuss the topic of happiness. A show like this makes me grateful for the internet, since I'd never hear a this otherwise.
The pursuit of happiness is a global obsession. But can science investigate its slippery, subjective nature? What are the metrics—self report, brain activity, or the good deeds we do? Five world leaders in the field join Natasha Mitchell in conversation—neuroscientist Richard Davidson, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace, psychologist Daniel Gilbert and philosopher David Chalmers.
Featured guests:

Dr David Chalmers
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Centre for Consciousness
Australian National University

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

Professor Daniel Gilbert
Hedonic Psychology Laboratory
Department of Psychology
Harvard University
Boston, USA

Matthieu Ricard
PhD (Biology).
Buddhist Monk, writer and photographer
Shechen Monastery, Nepal.

B. Alan Wallace
Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

You can read Natasha's blog post on this topic here.

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