The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences co-sponsors this College of Arts and Sciences initiative each year, and hosts a speaker for the series. The 2017 CCBS-sponsored talk, entitled "Mindfulness of the Aging Brain," was given on November 12th by Dr. Ruchika Prakash of the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University.
Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries, but is now finding its place in Western discourse. Prakash discusses research examining the effect of training in practices of mindfulness meditation for brain and cognitive health, with a special emphasis on the aging brain.
All Science Sundays lectures are held in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre and are followed by an informal reception for lecture attendees. For more information on these events, please visit the Arts and Sciences Science Sundays webpage.