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New Meetup: "Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life" by Winifred Gallagher

From: Anastasia P.
Sent on: Saturday, May 8, 2010 1:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Stamford "The Mind and The Brain" Book Club!

What: "Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life" by Winifred Gallagher

When: Thursday, June 17,[masked]:00 PM

Barnes and Noble at Stamford Town Center
100 Greyrock Pl
Stamford , CT 06901

If you were at our last meetup, there is a bit of a change for June. At the last meeting we talked about "Affective Neuroscience" as our June book selection, but when I checked, it was actually a textbook and a rather expensive one. I am not sure it will be readily available at libraries either. So I decided to move our July selection to June. Meanwhile, I posted a link on the message board to the interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of "Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions" so that you could get more information about his research.

As a result, our June book selection is "Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life" by Winifred Gallagher

"Acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher's Rapt makes the radical argument that much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence, but on what you choose to pay attention to. Rapt introduces a diverse cast of characters, from researchers to artists to ranchers, to illustrate the art of living the interested life. As their stories show, by focusing on the most positive and productive elements of any situation, you can shape your inner experience and expand your world. By learning to focus, you can improve your concentration, broaden your inner horizons, and most important, feel what it means to be fully alive."

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