Honors Convocation 2017
April 20, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Honors Convocation 2017 is scheduled for Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. in Ed Landreth Auditorium. Classes are recessed at 10:30 a.m. for this important academic tradition. All are welcome, and no tickets or reservations are required.
The Honors Convocation keynote speaker for Spring 2017 is Dr. Cliff Saron, of The Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis.
Dr. Saron is a neuroscientist who specializes in training of attention and emotion regulation. He applies electrophysiological and behavioral methods to study sensory and cognitive processes in humans (including those with autism spectrum disorders) , and he is a leading scholar of the tangible effects of meditation.
Professor Saron’s research focuses on the training of attention and emotion regulation through contemplative practice. He directs “The Shamatha Project,” the most comprehensive study initiated to investigate the effects of long-term intensive meditation on physiological and psychological processes related to attention, emotion regulation and health. This collaborative, multi-method, interdisciplinary longitudinal study incorporates qualitative, self-reporting, behavioral, electrophysiological and biochemical measures. He also is studying sensory processing, multisensory integration and interhemispheric communication in children who have autism spectrum disorders.
Ed Landreth Auditorium
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76109