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- Richard Davidson director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Jonathan Foust senior teacher, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and former president of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
- Josephine Briggs researcher, physician and director of the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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