The full stream video of the 2016 Ar event – Out of Focus – When the Brain Wanders too Much
The full streaming video of the 2012 event: Learning & Education
The full streaming video of the 2012 event: Creativity: The Playground of the Brain
2015 – The benefits of mindfulness in preventing serious depression and emotional distress have been proven by clinical trials. Mindfulness — cultivated by simple forms of meditation — also works for people struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. Studies have shown that by investing a few minutes each day, anyone can learn the techniques of mental training and incorporate them into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, depression and exhaustion, and to enhance their creative potential. With new brain imaging techniques, scientists can also see the changes that take place in the brains of people who learn to meditate. These changes help scientists understand the physical and psychological mechanisms that make mindfulness effective and to develop effective interventions to help people suffering mental distress.
What are the latest discoveries in neuroscience that can help us understand the brain, consciousness, memory and attention? What practical advice is there on detecting and coping with stress? What is “mindfulness,” why is it important and how does one practice it?
A preview of the upcoming Ar programme promoted by students and researchers of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme. It will be
You are not alone in the universe. While leading your busy life you are constantly interacting with other human beings and your environment in diverse ways. Every other human being is doing the same. If we could step aside and look at the tapestry of all this activity at the same time, what patterns would emerge?
See what we have explored during our 2011 Ar event Emergence – Patterns on the Edge of Chaos