The Science of Meditation - Ariel Garten - Mind Body

The Science of Meditation - Ariel Garten - Mind Body

We are excited to welcome Ariel Garten, neuroscientist, innovator, entrepreneur, and co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband, to the podcast. 

Ariel guides us on a mindfulness meets science journey as we unpack the research that supports how meditation makes significant, actual changes inside the brain. She shares insider tips for using meditation as a tool for increased focus, managing anxiety, and greater self-awareness. In this episode we discuss:

  • How meditation changes the brain
  • The magic in the mundane
  • What to do if you suck at meditation
  • The science behind the Muse headband
Meditation makes significant, actual change inside the brain. - Ariel Garten

If you’re a lover of all things meditation, resilience, self awareness, and neuroscience: be sure to check out our Q+A with Ariel, entitled: The Exact Science of What Happens to Your Brain When You Meditate.

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Guest Bio

Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. 

Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist, but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial head combined with her fascination with the brain lead her to join forces with two like minded friends Chris and Trevor to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team’s technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country. 

These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2 year old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

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