Neuroscientist who inspired Compassion Project coming to La Crosse

Dr. Richard Davidson to speak at 'La Crosse Compassion Project Live!' event June 2

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The neuroscientist whose research inspired the La Crosse Compassion Project is coming to La Crosse.

On June 2, Dr. Richard Davidson will talk about his research at the "La Crosse Compassion Project Live!" at Viterbo University's Fine Arts Center Main theatre at 7-8:30 p.m.

Davidson is one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices on the brain that results in healthier brains and a happier outlook on life. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthier Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Davidson's research inspired the La Crosse Compassion Project. More than 6,000 students in the School District of La Crosse received a 6-inch-by-6-inch canvas and were asked to display what compassion meant to them. their artwork is on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center until June 28

The "La Crosse Compassion Project Live!" event is free, but tickets are required to guarantee seating. For tickets, contact the Viterbo University Box Office at (608) 796-3100.

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