10% Happier with Dan Harris
About This Show
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)? New episodes every Wednesday morning.
Most Recent Episode
#112: Dr. David Vago, This Is Your Brain on Meditation
5 days ago
There has been an explosion of research in recent years on what meditation does to the brain, but as neuroscientist Dave Vago points out, the science of putting meditation under neuro-imaging is still quite young. Vago, the research director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, studies brain scans of meditators to analyze changes in brain activity, blood flow, size and function of certain areas in the brain, and he was part of a group of scientists who published paper aiming to define "mindfulness" and its neurological impacts.
Sharon Salzberg, 10% Happier Eps. #8, #81
Richie Davidson, 10% Happier Eps. #29, #98
Jeff Warren, 10% Happier Ep. #57
Sam Harris, 10% Happier Ep. #71
Shinzen Young, 10% Happier Ep. #64
Mingyur Rinpoche, 10% Happier Ep. #27
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine -- https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/osher/
Newsweek article -- http://www.newsweek.com/mindfulness-meaningless-word-shoddy-science-behind-it-682008
Vago's paper on his research -- http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1745691617709589
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* About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics.
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