From Personal Experience to Research on Intensive Meditation

Clifford Saron delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Saron is an associate research scientist in the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis.

As a pioneer of Meditation Scientific Research, Saron's main project involves a large-scale collaborative and multi-method longitudinal investigation of the effects of intensive meditation training, known asThe Shamatha Project. His other research work concerns sensory processing, multisensory integration, and interhemispheric communication in children with autism spectrum disorders. 

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The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.