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 Masters degree in Asian Studies.
Her 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 has coauthored a popular textbook for health professionals and has written more than 180 peer-reviewed research articles.—several of which were on meditation, the topic that motivated her to write her latest book,Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind.
She has been the keynote speaker at conferences in the North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and has taught courses not only in neuroscience and rehabilitation medicine, but in meditation, hatha yoga and alternative and complementary medicine.