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Founded by world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Healthy Minds envisions a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world.
Our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind.
Groundbreaking Research with
We explore well-being across the lifespan – from pregnancy to old age.
Examining Individual Differences in Contemplative Practice Response
This study seeks to build upon knowledge from Tibetan medicine through examining...
The Field Study of Long-Term Meditation Practitioners
We’re studying an ancient meditation practiced by present-day expert Tibetan Buddhists and how...
Evaluating the Healthy Minds Program Application in a Fully Remote Randomized Controlled Trial
Exploring whether meditation training via mobile technology (e.g., smartphones) could dramatically increase access...
Body Awareness, Mindfulness and Mind-Body Coherence
How does the relationship between mental and physical stress impact well-being?
Smiling Faces Task and Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Following up with past research participants about the pandemic's impact on their lives...
Center for Healthy Minds will research machine learning predictions of well-being
Researchers are working on one possible solution that leverages artificial intelligence to deliver...
3 Ways for First-Year Students to Flourish at UW–Madison
So you’re new to the University of Madison-Wisconsin? There’s a few things to...
Q&A: Catching Up with the McNair-Center for Healthy Minds Scholars
We recently caught up with scholars Augusta Ike and Godwill Oke, who participated...
'What’s the Big Idea?' Richard Davidson Speaks at Investiture Ceremony
Center for Healthy Minds Founder and Director Richard Davidson Speaks at UW–Madison Chancellor's...
For Stressed-out Grad Students, Mindfulness Makes Big Difference
While recent studies and polls indicate the nation is in the midst of...
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Our work to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world continues – and this year, in honor of our 10-year anniversary, a generous donor is offering a $100,000 legacy gift challenge to mark the occasion.
Now more than ever, your legacy gift commitment will advance the Center’s mission, expand our research, and ensure our collective work continues to have impact for years to come. Learn more.
Well-Being is a Skill
For us, well-being is more than a buzzword. The more we understand ourselves and our emotions, the more we can do to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. In partnership with an affiliated, external nonprofit Healthy Minds Innovations, we build tools to improve well-being in the workplace, schools and beyond.