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June, 2014 Archive

Webcast of the International Colloquium: Mapping the Mind is available now.

As reported before, International Colloquium: Mapping the Mind (A Dialogue between Scientists and Contemplative Scholars-Practitioners) was held in Kyoto Hotel Okura in April 11th and 12th 2014. We gratefully announce that the webcast of the colloquium is available.
This Colloquium was co-organized by the Kokoro Research Center (Kyoto University) and Mind & Life Institute (USA) and convened in the presence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Twelve speakers gave presentations connecting their own specialties with the colloquium's theme of "Kokoro" (mind), in addition to participating in discussions with His Holiness. The audience consisted of three hundred invited academic researchers and business leaders from all over the world. The video consists of four sessions, and each can be viewed from links below. We appreciate all contributors and presenters who kindly helped and allowed the webcast.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 1
Keynote speech by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Yoshiro Imaeda (Former Research Director at the French CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) "Buddhism through History and Culture"
Thupten Jinpa (Adjunct Professor, McGill University) "Buddhist Abhidharma as a Source for Mapping the Mind"
Richard Davidson (Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison) "Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation"
Moderator: Arthur Zajonc (President, Mind & Life Institute)

Session 2
Jay Garfield (Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore, Yale University, the University of Melbourne and the Central University of Tibetan Studies) "Cognitive Illusions: A Yogācāra Perspective"
Arthur Zajonc (President of Mind & Life Institute)
Shigefumi Mori (Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Science, Kyoto University)
Moderator: Atsushi Iriki (Senior Team Leader, RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

Session 3
Shinobu Kitayama (Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan) "Cultural Neuroscience: Connecting Culture, Brain, and Genes"
Joan Halifax (Founder and Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center) "A Process-based Map of Compassion and its Implications on Compassion Training"
Shinsuke Shimojo (Gertrude Baltimore Professor of Experimental Psychology, California Institute of Technology) "Implicit Mind, Sympathy, and Shared Reality"
Moderator: Atsushi Iriki (Senior Team Leader, RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

Session 4
Barry Kerzin (President, Human Value Institute) "Emotional Plasticity: A Healthy Society"
Junko Tanaka-Matsumi (Dean/Professor, School of Humanities, Kwansei Gakuin University) "Mapping the Mind of Children and Creating a Positive School Environment: Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology"
Makoto Nagao (Former President/Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University) "How Close Can Computers Get to Human Beings?"
Moderator: Joan Halifax (Founder and Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center)

Seiji Kumagai (Associate Professor, Uehiro Kokoro Studies, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)
Marc-Henri Deroche (Assistant Professor, Hakubi Center for Advanced Studies, Kyoto University)

New paper by Yuki Otsuka (research fellow) published

The paper " Working memory of elderly adults " ( Japanese Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry ) by Yuki Otsuka, Research Fellow has published in May, 2014.

Yuki Otsuka(2014), Working memory of elderly adults. Japanese Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 5, 498-503