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The Science of Meditation

by Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

Gift Books Mind & Body - books to help you be better Popular Science

The Science of Meditation Synopsis

A fascinating and practical guide from two New York Times bestselling authors, backed by state-of-the-art scientific research Drawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. These two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level. 

The Science of Meditation Press Reviews

Sure to provoke oodles of debate about declining attention spans in the young - Bookseller on 'Focus'

Goleman uses the emerging science of neuro-sociology to show how priming our brains for meaningful connectivity with others can make the world a better place . . . Fascinating - Sunday Telegraph on 'Social Intelligence'

Don't miss this smart and lively book by the world's foremost expert on emotion and the brain -- Daniel Gilbert, PhD on 'The Emotional Life of Your Brain'

Impressive in its scope and depth, staggering in its implications -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD on 'Emotional Intelligence'

This exquisite duet between a down-to-earth science writer and path-breaking neuroscientist is a tour-de-force, revealing how training the mind can transform the brain and our sense of self, inspiring us to create a greater sense of well-being, meaning, and connection in our world. Bravo! -- Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of the `New York Times' best sellers, `Mind' and `Brainstorm'

The definitive book on the science of meditation. Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating, The Science of Meditation is a must-read for anyone interested in the hidden potential of the human mind -- Daniel Gilbert, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller 'Stumbling on Happiness'

 

 

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ISBN: 9780241975695
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241975695
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson
Publisher: Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Gift Books, Mind & Body, Popular Science,
Categories: Popular science, Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation, Neurosciences,

About Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

Daniel Goleman (Author) Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of five New York Times bestsellers, is best known for his paradigm-shifting book Emotional Intelligence, a global bestseller, and has a long-standing interest in meditation dating back to his two years in India as a graduate student at Harvard. His books have been translated into more than forty languages. Richard Davidson (Author) Richard J. Davidson received his PhD from Harvard in psychology, and has been at Wisconsin since 1984, where he directs the Waisman Brain Imaging Lab, the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. He has been chosen as ...

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