What? Studium Generale on mindfulness
When? 20 and 27 November
Where? Impulse (building 115) on campus
The first lecture is about this research. Professor Anne Speckens will talk about how mindfulness can help with depression, for example. And how it can help us in dealing with our everyday cares and setbacks. In the second lecture, neuroscientist Ester Aarts will talk about what mindfulness does to the brain. Aarts's own research will be of interest to nutrition scientists: she is studying whether mindfulness helps people prone to overeating. But these lectures are also relevant to stressed-out professors, unhappy students and all those with incurably enquiring minds.