The Meditating Brain. (Feb. 2010). Shrink Rap Radio #231.

A psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D. (The page linked above provides the transcript as well as links to the audio file.)

The Science of Happiness. (May 2008). All In The Mind. ABC Radio National.

The pursuit of happiness is a global obsession. But can science investigate its slippery, subjective nature? What are the metrics—self report, brain activity, or the good deeds we do? Five world leaders in the field join Natasha Mitchell in conversation—neuroscientist Richard Davidson, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace, psychologist Daniel Gilbert and philosopher David Chalmers. (Above link leads to both audio and transcript.) Visit the blog discussion on this session by Natasha Mitchell.

Buddha’s Brain: Neuroscience Research on Meditation. (Sept. 2005) Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D, RN, Director of the Center, introduces Dr. Davidson’s talk about meditation, the brain, and emotion. His talk focuses on three main points: that the difference in people’s levels of happiness
are associated with underlying biological differences; that emotion regulation plays a key role in happiness; and that happiness skills can be enhanced by mental training, which then leads to “plastic changes in the