Changing Brains: Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, and Well-Being



  • Wednesday, April 30 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Offering Format: Public Event, Lecture
  • Recommended for grade 12 and adults
  • Cahners Theater
  • Free, register for program only; register for program and meditation session (limited space available)
  • Associated Persons

    With Richard J. Davidson, PhD, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and author, The Emotional Life of Your Brain; Betsy Levy Paluck, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, joint with Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


Can we cultivate a society marked with more cooperation and less conflict? How can people learn not to hate others with values different from their own? Can we change the expression of our genes by training our minds? Embark on an exciting exploration of the brain's potential — to alter our bodies, to expand our horizons, and to heal our world.

Before the program, join Richard Davidson for a 30-minute meditation session at 5:15 pm. Sit in a chair or bring your own cushion/bolster. Space is limited; please register in advance.

Advance registration begins at 9:00 am, Wednesday, April 16 (Monday, April 14 for Museum members).

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute. Additional funding provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.