Richard Davidson, Wisconsin Academy Fellow and William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at UW-Madison, discusses how the development of certain positive human qualities may foster not only greater personal happiness but change the way we relate to one another as a society. Perspectives from both modern neuro-scientific research and contemplative traditions will be featured in his talk, as well as the application of these ideas in the fields of medicine and education. Recorded on September 15, 2009, 7:00-8:30 pm at the MMoCA Lecture Hall in Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI.
Happiness 2050: Neuroscience, Education, and the Compassionate World Citizen
Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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