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Reading groups present an opportunity for fruitful interdisciplinary conversations regarding the use and benefits of contemplative practices in higher education. Check out what we’re reading now and when we’ll be getting together to discuss what we learned and the questions that remain.


Altered Traits Book Cover

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

Daniel Goleman & Richard J. Davidson

In this compelling book, authors Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson explore the science behind meditation and the way it benefits and alters our mind and body. You will learn about cutting-edge research to understand what medication can really do for the brain, as well as how to get the most out of it. This book will also help you forget common misconceptions and demonstrate how the real payoff of these mental exercises is the lasting personality traits that can result.


Faculty Reading Group

Receive a complimentary copy of the e-book and join Dr. Maryse Pedoussaut, Assistant Professor for the College of Medicine, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss the book with fellow FIU faculty. 

To participate, please RSVP. Spaces are limited.