Svend Davanger is a professor in neuroscience at the Institute of Basic Medical Science, the University of Oslo, Norway. He holds an MD and a PhD degree. He was a postdoc in Richard Scheller's lab at Stanford University in California. He has about 70 publications (Web of Science) in scientific journals, most of them on the structure and molecular function of synapses in the brain. He has contributed to two popular science books on meditation: "Fighting Stress" and "The Power of the Wandering Mind", and is an experienced meditator. He will give a lecture in Barcelona with the title:
Liberating your brain: How non-directive meditation may reduce stress, restore energy and stimulate creativity
Professor Davanger also has an extensive experience with practise and researc on Acem Meditation, a nordic non-directive meditation technique, that induces deep relaxation and rest, while simultaneously stimulating the brain's default mode network. This results in increased mind wandering during meditation, increased processing of memories and emotions, and easier access to creativity.
Program: 9:30 h - 10:15 h : Conference. 10:15-10:30 Open for questions and discussion.
La conferencia se da en inglés, sin traducción.
Lugar: Institut i espai de recerca de la Universidad Blanquerna, carrer Tallers nº 77 Barcelona.