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(Virtual Event) 7 Scientific Reasons to Meditate NOW

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Manish Saggar PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.  Dr. Saggar directs the Brain Dynamics Lab at Stanford University which is dedicated to developing computational methods for neuroimaging data to better understand individual differences in brain functioning in healthy and patient populations. Dr. Saggar will provide data from recent neuroscientific studies on how regular meditation practices improve our physical, mental, and emotional health. He will also discuss how, by focusing one’s attention (during meditation), we can gain happiness and harmony.

Presenter: Dr. Manish Saggar is an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His lab is dedicated to developing computational methods that could allow for anchoring psychiatric diagnosis into biological features. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford. As part of his doctoral work, he developed computational methods to understand how brain activity changes with intensive meditation training.

Please register; Zoom links will be sent out before the event.


Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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