At Rest, Your Brain Runs in Screensaver Mode
Robert Roy Britt (LiveScience.com)
This different type of brain activity could also explain why most people don't constantly experience hallucinations or hear voices while they rest, the researchers suggest. More>>
Meditation and the Brain
Matthieu Ricard (speaking at Google)
Speaker: gifted French scientist turned Buddhist monk, bestselling author, translator, and photographer. He has lived and studied in the Himalayas for the last 35 years.
If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Matthieu Ricard examines the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on his book, Happiness: A Guide to Life's Most Important Skill and from the research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain.