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The Meditative State

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What is meditation? As difficult as it may be to define this state of mind, its beneficial effects on mental and physical health are incontrovertible. What are the respective roles of conscious and unconscious processes in this voluntarily invoked mental state? How might the experience of meditation differ from trance and hypnotic states? What neuroscientific data can help us to understand how the brain, through the power of its own emergent product—the meditating mind—might alter its own functioning? Participants: Sara Lazar Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School Peter Malinowski Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Liverpool John Moores University Koshin Paley Ellison Co-Founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Morgan Stebbins Supervising Analyst, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York Yi-Yuan Tang Professor of Psychological Sciences, Texas Tech University