Meditation and Its Effects on the Brain

April 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
St Jax Montréal
1439 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montréal, QC H3G 1S6
Free for members of the SJLS, $12 for non-members
Sam Browman

Meditation…what is it? Why should we attempt it? What can it do for us?

Meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that include techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy and develop compassion, love, patience and forgiveness.

Ms. Solomonova’s research currently involves combining sleep/dream science with studies of meditation. She will present some of the results of her own research on this subject.

Elizaveta SolomonovaElizaveta Solomonova is a Ph.D. Candidate and lecturer at the Université de Montréal. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from McGill University and an M.Sc. in Psychology from the Université de Montréal. Her doctoral thesis is an interdisciplinary project in the cognitive neuroscience of sleep and dreaming. She is the lead author of at least fourteen scholarly papers on subjects in her field. She has been working under the renowned Professor Tore Nielsen in the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine at the Sacrė-Coeur Hospital. This installation is one of the largest and most comprehensive clinical sleep facilities in the world. Ms. Solomonova is the recipient of the Francisco J. Varela Research Award (2013), the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship (2011),and the J.-A. De Sėves doctoral scholarship (2014).