Richard Davidson: The Emotional Life of Your Brain

A free noon hour lecture presented by the UBC Institute of Mental Health and 
the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Named in Time Magazine’s 2006 list of 100 most influential people, Richard Davidson offers a new model for understanding our emotions – their origins, their power and their malleability. He has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional “styles,” including resilience, self-awareness, and attention.

Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain circuits that underlie each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. And, finally, he provides strategies we can use to change our own brains and emotions - if that is what we want to do.

What: The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel and live - and how you can change them
Who: Richard Davidson, Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM), at the Waisman Center, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecture Theatre 1
Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC
Friday, February 17 @ Noon
Seating on a first come basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.