Richie Davidson’s Lecture At Stanford

Dr. Richie Davidson’s lecture at Stanford was on October 2, 2012). He is the founder of the new field of affective neuroscience and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is also one of the most beloved scientists of the Dalai Lama, having participated in many of the Mind and Life Conferences. Richie has been interested on the effects of meditation on the brain. Finally, he is able to do his life’s work.

This video is a complete recording of Dr. Davidson’s Meng-Wu Lecture for CCARE, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Portions of it have been on other blog posts such as Richie Davidson’s Mind BottlesRichie Davidson Is Coming To Stanford and Richie Davidson Came To Stanford.

Much of the research that is presented in this video is also discussed in his book, The Emotional Life Of Your Brain.

As you can tell right now, I think that Dr. Richie Davidson is really onto something.

What do you think of the video? Please share your feelings, thoughts and questions.

I finished reading The Emotional Life Of Your Brain and I am totally sold on the neuroscientific basis of emotions. The explanation and scientific evidence for Emotional Style is overwhelming, interesting and easy to apply. The exercises to develop various aspects of Emotional Style are well-written.

If you don’t buy the book from Amazon, be sure to get it from your library!

Note: This video was first presented on Best Meditation Videos on November 1, 2012.


I finished reading this book and I am totally sold on the neuroscientific basis of emotions. The explanation and scientific evidence for Emotional Style is overwhelming, interesting and easy to apply. The exercises to develop various aspects of Emotional Style are well-written.

Books by Richie Davidson

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them

by
Richard J. Davidson

What is your emotional fingerprint?

Why are some people so quick to recover from setbacks? Why are some so attuned to others that they seem psychic? Why are some people always up and others always down? In his thirty-year quest to answer these questions, pioneering neuroscientist Richard J. … [Read More…]

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