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Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center. More about Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas.

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The Biology of Mindfulness and Compassion

September 2013 | TRT 21:55

In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, GGSC Science Director Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion in the brain.

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