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Science Sundays: Mindfulness for the Aging Brain

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries, but is now finding its place in Western discourse. Ruchika Prakash discusses research examining the effect of training in practices of mindfulness meditation for brain and cognitive health, with a special emphasis on the aging brain.

Ruchika Prakash, Ohio State associate professor of psychology, is an expert in neuropsychological rehabilitation. She studies effects of lifestyle-based interventions, e.g., exercise training and mindfulness meditation, to promote cognitive and brain health. 

Science Sundays is a free public lecture series offered and supported by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers. Speakers are leading experts in their fields dedicated to making their work interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Science Sundays brings leading-edge work directly to the public with lectures covering diverse topics in science, arts and technology that touch our everyday lives.

Each lecture is from 3-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union Bank Conference Theatre, followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union.

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