Research

Center for Mindfulness Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab

Investigating the mind to improve well-being and realize human potential

Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab at CFMThe Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab builds on the foundational work of the Center for Mindfulness by bringing a new team of scientists to tackle the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness affects the mind and related behaviors.

Using scientific tools including fMRI, EEG, and mobile device enabled experience sampling, our research is focused on developing and improving evidence-based mindfulness treatments grounded in biological mechanisms and optimized for personalized benefit. 

We are currently performing and collaborating on a wide range of research projects around the world. Currently, we are pursuing research that spans the areas of:

Meet our Director of Research, Judson Brewer

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

"As an addiction psychiatrist I work with people who are suffering every day. Yet the current tools that we have to help people who are struggling with disorders related to the mind, whether depression, anxiety, addiction or everyday stress fall often miss the mark or fall short.

We are at a unique time in history where mental skills such as mindfulness are becoming commonplace. Mindfulness training is accessible to more and more people. And importantly, mindfulness is meeting with the modern age. We now have tools that can be used to map the mind, helping us understand how it works.

At the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab, we now have the tools to study how mindfulness changes the brain. And we can use these to not only understand the mind, but importantly, to improve our array of treatments to decrease suffering and improve the lives of many."

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