After Dark Online: Breathe Deep

Thursday, August 27, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PDT

Adults Only (18+)

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It happens around 15 times a minute, regularly and rhythmically. You may not even notice it—but if it stopped, you definitely would. Tonight, we turn our attention to human breath. Find out how human breathing has changed over an extended period of time, through both physical and external factors, and how bringing attention to your breath can restore health while cultivating calm and empathy.

This program features:

Tales from Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art with James Nestor
Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Surfer's Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

This is Your Brain on Meditation with Dr. Helen Weng
Dr. Weng is a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroscientist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, developing new ways to quantify meditation skills using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and machine learning. 

Plus: 
Resonance: Unheard Sounds, Undiscovered Music
Experience Voicehandler's improvised sound compositions for voice and percussion as part of Resonance—our series on music and sound created or captured in interesting and unusual ways by important artists in a variety of fields.