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Mindfulness in the Academy

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer is one of the leading experts on mindfulness from the perspective of Western academic psychology.

The way to pay sustained attention, she says, is to notice new things. Staring at something quickly becomes boring, so don't just look at the whole object, look at its parts, and their relation to the whole. You'll find things you never noticed before right in front of your nose.

Ellen Langer on Mindfulness (5 min. 4 sec.)