Meditation: An interview with Willoughby Britton

13 May

To its credit, the Buddhist magazine Tricycle ran a very thoughtful and measured interview with  Willoughby Britton. Britton is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University Medical School.

“Public enthusiasm is outpacing scientific evidence. The public perception of where the research is is way higher than the actual level.”

“With any new discovery, there is usually some initial craze before it gets too popular, and then there is a backlash. A lot of things that were overhyped get torn down. And whatever is really legitimately true is left standing in the end. So I think we are at the peak of this first phase. There have already been a couple rounds of criticism.”

Here is an example of some of Britton’s research.

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One Response to “Meditation: An interview with Willoughby Britton”


  1. Negative side effects from meditation? | peakmemory - May 15, 2014

    […] couple of days ago I blogged about Willoughby Britton’s research on meditation. Here is an interview where she talks about […]

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