Dates of Employment: November 2015 - November 2019
Elena's research has focused on executive functions: cognitive control, attention, error-detection, conflict monitoring, goal-directed behavior and planning. She has been studying these processes using neuroimaging (fMRI), eye-tracking and behavioral methodologies.
Recently, she has become interested in neural and cognitive mechanisms of meditation, particularly the effects of meditative and contemplative practices on executive processes.
Center scientists and collaborators examine the impact of well-being training.