The University of Virginia Center for Contemplative Sciences Speaker Series

January 9, 2015 by School of Medicine Webmaster

Curbing Attentional Lapses with Mindfulness Training
DATE: Feb 18
Time and location are TBD.

Amishi Jha is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami, and director of contemplative neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, prior to which she was an assistant professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, in 1998, and received her postdoctoral training in the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. She has received several awards for teaching and innovation in science, including selection as a Poptech Science and Public Leadership Fellow in 2010. She studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience. With grants from the department of defense and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of mindfulness training in education, corporations, and the military.
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