Dr. Cathy Kerr joins us again to speak about her new paper, “Mindfulness starts with the body: somatosensory attention and top-down modulation of cortical alpha rhythms in mindfulness meditation.”
What is it that happens when we meditate? We know what some of the effects are, we know how it makes us feel, but what is it that actually happens in that moment when we direct our attention? Studies over periods of time show physical changes in the brain, but what about before that, when sit down and bring our mind on the breath the very first time?
Dr. Cathy Kerr got her B.A. from Amherst College, and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. She has been a lecturer at Harvard University, and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine.
So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Sleepy Time tea.
- Mindfulness Starts with the Body — Full Study
- Dr. Cathy Kerr at Brown
- Brown University Contemplative Studies Initiative
- Episode 73 :: Dr. Cathy Kerr :: Modulating Somatosensory Attention
Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez
The music heard in the middle of the podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. The track used in this episode is “Shunyata” from his CD, Shakuhachi Meditations.