Wisconsin Academy presents The Pursuit of Happiness
With Richard Davidson and Anne Strainchamps
Tue, Mar 20
Capitol Theater: Free
7 PM – 8:30 PM
Thanks to Wisconsin Academy donors, members, and the following American Dream in Wisconsin series sponsors: UW Extension, National Guardian Life, UW School of Education, Reinhart, UW Continuing Studies, University Research Park, American Family Insurance DreamBank, Trust Point, Quarles and Brady, Isthmus and Wisconsin Eye.
Join the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters for an evening with renowned neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson in the Capitol Theater.
After being prompted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to study compassion and positivity in the same way that depression, anxiety, and fear are studied, Davidson shifted his research to the brain’s ability to cultivate well-being. Drawing on the scientific means to examine brain circuits that exhibit plasticity in areas of resilience, positive outlook, mindfulness, and compassion, Davidson’s research has shown that we can shape and modify our minds for a happier life.
Davidson will be interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Anne Strainchamps regarding the brain’s capacity for change, its connection to the body and how it regulates genes, and our innate human tendency toward basic goodness. The conversation will explore how the conscious quest for mental well-being can help us in our pursuit of the American Dream.
Free with advance online registration.
Presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters with support from the Center for Healthy Minds, this event is free and open to the public with advance online registration.