Video Lecture "An Unfolding Dialogue on Buddhism and Neuropsychology”

Dr. Steve Prime, a Neuro Scientist from the University of Manitoba, stops off in Calgary and Vancouver Buddhist Temples to share his thoughts about Buddhism and Neuro psychology. Some treatment schools use techniques founded on principles similar to the four noble truths.

Dr. Prime talks about the controversial correlation between spiritual practices and neuro cognitive science observations. Empirical studies comparing the brain activity of highly trained meditation practitioners with those who do not meditate including the significant effects of the Nembutsu practice of the Jodo Shinshu tradition of Buddhism amongst many other techniques such as love and kindness meditation. This clip was filmed in the Vancouver Buddhist Temple with the support of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada.

Your Brain on Buddhism - an unfolding dialogue on Buddhism and Neuropsychology from Greg Chor on Vimeo.

Dr. Steve Prime is currently at the University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand. While working as a CIHR-funded Postdoctorate Research Fellow in Dr. Jonathan Marotta's Perception & Action Lab at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Prime researched the cognitive and cortical processes that underlie perception and sensory-motor coordination. He developed a multi-disciplinary research approach that combines traditional cognitive and psychophysical methods with sophisticated eye tracking technologies, motion capture systems, computational modelling, and an innovative technique called trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).