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Meditation and the Aging Brain with Sara W. Lazar, Ph.D. (2:00)
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Hybrid program; attend in person or by Zoom Webinar.
Central Libary's Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston St
Meditation and the Aging Brain WITH Sara W. Lazar, Ph.D.,
Many people are seeking techniques to help manage stress, build resiliency, and improve focus. Dr. Lazar will present information about how meditation and yoga impact the brain. These brain changes enhance emotional control, reduce pain, and improve memory and problem solving. She’ll also discuss how these changes persist compared to training in crossword puzzles and sudoku.
Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and WebMD.
This program is presented in partnership with the Boston Public Library, as part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom.
Advance online registration required. Registrants will be asked whether they plan to attend in person or via Zoom to complete their registration. To register please click "Register Now" at top-right (BHV members must log in before registering) or call Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive a reminder that includes the Zoom webinar invitation the day prior to the program.
This will be a hybrid program. Dr. Lazar will be speaking in person to a live audience and a virtual audience via Zoom webinar simultaneously. Closed captioning will be available on Zoom.
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St or on Zoom. Free and open to the public.