Marjorie Woollacott

Marjorie Woollacott

Biography:

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, PhD, has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She also has a master’s degree in Asian studies, which she began on a teaching sabbatical and completed at the UO while a full-time professor. Her master’s thesis was the foundation for her latest book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, which is both a scientist’s memoir and a research survey on human consciousness.

Woollacott’s own research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and includes both research in neuroscience and testing the efficacy of alternative forms of therapy such as tai chi and meditation for improving both attention and balance in adults. She also has ongoing studies on sensory contributions to music performance, in collaboration with Steven Pologe, professor of cello performance in the UO School of Music, and studies on attentional network changes associated with meditation practice.

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  • Veterans' Challenges/ Mind Powers

    In the first half of the program, author and hospice volunteer, Dannion Brinkley, honored our Veterans by discussing some of the challenges they face, and how we can help them to heal and reintegrate back into normal life. In the latter half, neuroscientist, Marjorie Hines...More »

Last Night

How to Make Peace with Money / Powerful Juju
How to Make Peace with Money / Powerful Juju
"Money Guru" Ken Honda revealed how to make peace with money, and how the energy with which it is imbued can impact us. Followed by author Najah Lightfoot who discussed her book, Powerful Juju, which explores goddesses and iconic women who offer comfort in times of hardship.
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