Charismatic Mindfulness



Wearing a 128-channel geodesic sensor net, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard sits in a soundproof room and talks with Richard J. Davidson (right) before participating in an electroencephalography (EEG) test at the EEG facility in the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 5, 2008. Ricard is a longtime participant in an ongoing research study led by Davidson that monitors a subject’s brain waves during various forms of meditation including compassion meditation. Davidson is director of the Waisman Lab for Brain Imaging and Behavior (WLBIB) and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry.
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Photo by: Jeff Miller
Date: 06/08 File#: NIKON D3 digital frame 2849



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