Yale Neuroscientist Judson Brewer will speak on Monday, February 24, 5:30 pm in the Sanders Classroom Spitzer Auditorium (room 212), giving a talk entitled, “Why is it So Hard to Pay Attention, or is it? Neuroscience, Consciousness and the Practice of Mindfulness.” This event is sponsored by the Carolyn Grant ’36 Endowment and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Brewer is the medical director of the Yale Neuroscience Clinic. He works at the forefront of neuro-and cognitive scientific research that has been mapping the effects of mindfulness and meditation practice in the human brain. He is currently exploring the ability of neural-network processing to relieve addictive behaviors and patterns.
Dr. Brewer’s work has been featured in Time, Businessweek, Forbes, on the BBC and National Public Radio. He recently developed a therapy for smoking cessation, cravingtoquit.com. He holds an MD and a PhD from Washington University School of Medicine.
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