Aug 16, 2018
This week, we welcome Dr. Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist from Harvard University. Her research focuses mainly on yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to ascertain neural changes that occur with these types of therapy. Dr. Lazar has studied a wide-variety of problems including bipolar disorder, persistent pain, and depression. She will share some exciting information about the research of the cognitive therapies and their effects on persistent pain.
Dr. Lazar’s research results suggest that meditation can produce experience-based structural alterations in the brain. They also found evidence that meditation may slow down the age related atrophy of certain areas of the brain. It’s very exciting research and we hope you enjoy this discussion!