Deconstructing Mindfulness (Davos 2015)

Davos 2015 – The Human Brain > Deconstructing Mindfulness
Feb 2, 2015
World Economic Forum
http://www.weforum.org

How can a better understanding of the neural basis of mindfulness meditation lead to improved clinical applications?

Richard J. Davidson, William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; Global Agenda Council on Mental Health.
Thomas R. Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, USA; Global Agenda Council on Mental Health.

metacognitive learning

cognitive control

not instead of medication, but in addition to

The Hawn Foundation
http://thehawnfoundation.org/mindup

Gates Foundation: develop a game to teach middle-schoolers the skills of mindfulness in a game-like format

Is there too much mindfulness? (can you overdo it?)

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