The secret of happiness is here…

When Modern Science Meets Meditation

Masahiro Fujino, Kyoto University | Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education

Is there a human being alive equipped with the tools to deal with the amount of information the internet floods our world with on a daily basis? Masahiro Fujino, of Kyoto University’s Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education, believes there is not.

Filmed at Kokoro Research Center at Kyoto University

What if people could place as much trust in meditation and mindfulness as they currently do in science? It’s a question that intrigues Masahiro, who is attempting to wed technological advances with a greater faith in our mental capacities in a bid to improve what he sees as being the single most valuable asset we will possess in the future: our attention spans.

To find out more about the secret of contentment, read Mo Gawdat’s article on overcoming the loss of his child by creating a formula for happiness.

To find out more about Fujino-san’s work, watch VICE’s film on “Karoshi”, otherwise known as “Death by Overwork”.