Meditation and Mindfulness – a Conversation with Ariel Garten – Episode 40


Apr 9, 2019

Mark and Dr. Gladden invite Ariel Garten to discuss the
neuroscience behind Muse™, an
EEG device that uses advanced signal processing to interpret your
mental activity to help guide you toward better focus in
meditation. Ariel is a co-founder of InteraXon Inc., the company
that makes the device.

On the show, they discuss how meditation and focus can help
improve your overall life and health. They talk about how the brain
is instrumental in being able to achieve peak performance and fight
aging (or, in the reverse, hold you back or cause you to age
faster).

Ariel discusses her own meditation practice, as well as the
other habits she uses to promote her own health and performance,
including a healthy diet, exercise and social connection.

Special Guest:

Ariel Garten is a Canadian artist,
scientist and intellectual. She was an avant garde clothing
designer with a store called Flavour Hall (now closed) in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada. She is deemed to have made a “significant
contribution to the field” for her work in integrating art and
science. She is pursuing cutting edge art and performances in other
media, including dance, music, percussion, and cutting-edge
instruments (such as hydraulophone, quintephone, and other).
She creates work that explores the intersection of art and
neuroscience.

Garten lectures about interdisciplinary neuroscience topics,
such as “The Neuroscience of Morals” (on TVO’s Big Ideas televised
lecture series), “The Neuroscience of Molecular Gastronomy,” as
well as psychotherapy and mental health.

Garten is co-founder (with Trevor Coleman) and Chief
Executive Officer of InteraXon, a Canadian company specializing in
software for Non-invasive Brain-computer
interfaces
.

Garten is also a psychotherapist trained
in Neuro-linguistic programming.

She has performed in many venues, including The Power
Plant, and shown at the Art Gallery of
Ontario and Banff Center for the Arts and sold her
fashion across North America, including Holt Renfrew in
Toronto, and lectured in North America and Europe.

Learn more about Muse™ here: https://choosemuse.com/

 Follow Ariel on Twitter: @ariel_garten.





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