Foreword to Advances in Meditation Research: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications

  title={Foreword to Advances in Meditation Research: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications},
  author={Sonia Sequeira},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • S. Sequeira
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
It is my great privilege to introduce this volume of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and highlight the unique scientific dialogue borne of the remarkably successful conference series “Advances in Meditation Research” (AMR). For these accomplishments I must first thank the speakers for their dedication and work; my co-organizers, Rael Cahn and David Vago, for endless hours of preparation; filmmakers Susan Finley and Bruce Bailey; Vassia Alaykova for her inspired design; and the… 

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