Catherine Kerr, a family medicine researcher at Brown who studies the neuroscience of meditation, presented some of her recent findings to the Dalai Lama on December 15, the second day of the 30th Mind and Life Conference in Bylakuppe, India. In her talk, “Examining the Perception of Body Sensations,” Kerr discussed the “bodily self”—how we process our experience of our body in physical space—and how our perceptions, accurate or not, can affect our overall health.

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