Meditation Research Seminar


The current schedule for the seminar is below.  Please note this seminar is restricted to Emory students, faculty and staff. Visitors are welcome, but must obtain permission to attend.  For more information, please email us.

The presentation format is casual and can be powerpoint, discussion or journal club style.  Topics include recent research from the Emory community or published papers. We begin class with an optional 20-minute silent meditation.

Fall 2011

September 21

Introductions, brief business
Susan Bauer-Wu
Journal Club:
Zeidan et al, "Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation"
and commentary Salomons and Kucyi, "Does Meditation Reduce Pain through a Unique Neural Mechanism?"

October 5

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi & Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe, with Sherryl Goodman responding
The Cognitive Aspect of Cognitive-Based Compassion Training (CBCT)

October 19

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva
Investigating the Effects of Meditation on Positive Mental Health Cross-Culturally: Some Initial Findings among Japanese and Tibetans

November 2

David Saunders
Journal Club: Holzel et al, "How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective"

November 16

Tad Pace
Journal Club: Matousek et al,"Cortisol awakening response before and after MBSR in women who have completed breast cancer treatment"

November 30

Ann Pearman
Mindfulness meditation for older adults with memory concerns

December 7

Jenny Mascaro
A Longitudinal Investigation of Empathic Behavior and Neural Activity and Their Modulation by Compassion Meditation