People have practiced numerous Sorts of meditation for hundreds of years, typically in A spiritual context.  However solely recently has meditation been The matter of scientific research.

Clifford Saron, a neuroscientist On the UC Davis Center for Thoughts and Mind and the MIND Institute, leads the Shamatha Enterprise, A pair of of the formidable and full longitudinal research of meditation ever carried out.

On this episode of The Backdrop, Saron discusses the project’s findings So far; what science can inform us Regarding the tangible outcomes of meditation; And the method mindfulness can have an effect on our bodily, psychological and emotional well being.

The Backdrop podcast is a month-to-month interview program that consists of conversations with UC Davis college students and researchers working Inside the social sciences, humanities, arts and tradition.  It is out there free, on demand at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify and YouTube. The Backdrop is hosted by public radio veteran Soterios Johnson.