Miguel Farias
Experimental Psychologist and Founding director of the Brain, Belief, & Behaviour Lab
Coventry University

Miguel Farias is an experimental psychologist. He has conducted various lab and field studies on the psychobiology of beliefs and rituals, including pilgrimage and meditation practices using fRMI, EEG, and genetic expression. He is the co-author of the Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You? and is lead editor for the Oxford Handbook of Meditation (2019).  In 2017 he won the William Bier award, given by the American Psychological Association, for his work on the psychology of religion and spirituality. He has been a Lecturer at the University of Oxford and he is the founding director of the Brain, Belief, & Behaviour Lab at Coventry University.


Mindful Living Show Presentation

Friday 15th March 2019

Time 14:40-15:10pm


"The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You?"

This talk will take us to the core of the facts and myths about meditation, including its potential for personal change and when it can be challenging or even harmful.