Research: Basic Science
On a basic science level, we are:
- Working to elucidate neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness through the study of brain activity and connectivity using fMRI
- Conducting neurophenomenological studies to link the subjective experience of mindfulness with specific brain activity using real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback
- Collaborating with Drs. Carl Fulwiler and Jean King (Department of Psychiatry) and Sarah Cavanagh (Assumption College) to investigate the degree to which high cognitive resources can predict a successful response to MBSR using performance-based cognitive tasks and physiological and fMRI measurements.