Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness

Panel Discussion February 6, 2013

Many of us go through daily life on autopilot, without being fully aware of our conscious experience.

Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha join clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn to explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, how we can train the mind to become more flexible and adaptable, and what cutting-edge neuroscience is revealing about the transformation of consciousness through mindfulness and contemplative practice.


  • Steve Paulson Journalist and Executive Producer, TTBOOK
  • Richard Davidson Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Amishi Jha Professor of Psychology, University of Miami
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Medical School


  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • 7:00 pm
  • The New York Academy of Sciences
    7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor


In this volume, a diverse array of experts reflect on the nature and function of consciousness in relation to behavior, ethics, creativity, music, and mindfulness

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About This Series

This event is part of The Emerging Science of Consciousness Series, which brings together leading experts from various fields to discuss how the latest research is challenging our understanding of the very nature and function of consciousness in our daily lives.



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