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News: 2018

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Happy and Healthy Communities – What’s Working in Well-Being Research
November 26, 2018

Center founder Richard Davidson participated in a roundtable organized by the NIH about the future of emotional well-being

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Center Research Expands with Arrival of New Faculty Member Simon Goldberg
October 26, 2018

The Center for Healthy Minds welcomes new faculty member Simon Goldberg, who studies the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions and explores what works in successful therapist-patient interactions

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New Program Focuses on Well-Being of Educators in Mexico
October 25, 2018

The Center and Mexico-based non-profit AtentaMente are piloting a program to improve school cultures and educators' well-being

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Karmapa Visits University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 13, 2018

Hosted by the Center for Healthy Minds, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss how religious leaders could more effectively work with scientists, academics and global experts on addressing environmental and social issues

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Inflammation Biomarker in Blood May Help Predict Effectiveness of Depression Drugs
September 4, 2018

A scientist from the Center for Healthy Minds has discovered a relationship between inflammation in the blood and people’s response to a depression drug

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Mindfulness Workshop May Hold Promise for Former Athletes
August 28, 2018

The Center for Healthy Minds partners with former NFL players for an eight-week workshop to look at how mindfulness practices might impact their lives

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Expectant Mothers’ Mental Health May Shape Neural Highways in Infants’ Brains
August 27, 2018

Findings from the Center for Healthy Minds suggest that expectant mothers' mental health may influence the white matter development in the brain of her child

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Video Game Can Change the Brain, May Improve Empathy in Middle School Children
August 7, 2018

Can video games teach prosocial skills such as empathy? A new study from the Center for Healthy Minds suggests that it's possible

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Meditation Affects Brain Networks Differently in Long-Term Meditators and Novices
July 23, 2018

In one of the largest studies to date on the topic, research from the Center for Healthy Minds suggests that meditation affects the brains of long-term meditators and novices differently

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Training Your Compassion “Muscle” May Boost Brain’s Resilience in the Face of Suffering
May 22, 2018

Two weeks of compassion meditation training may reduce distress and improve a person’s ability to look at others who are suffering

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Enhancing Jail Visits Through Interdisciplinary Interventions
May 14, 2018

Center for Healthy Minds professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan has received funding to improve outcomes for children's visits with their incarcerated parents

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New Study Examines the Stress of Poverty on Children
May 4, 2018

A new research project will address what experiences affect brain development during the first two years of life for disadvantaged children.

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This Class is Helping First-Year Students Start College Off Right
March 20, 2018

A new course, piloted in conjunction with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Virginia and Pennsylvania State University, aims to integrate extracurricular learning experiences with intellectual topics in the classroom

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White Matter Matters, Especially for Newborns
February 20, 2018

New research suggests that expectant mothers' mental health symptoms during pregnancy may affect their infants' brain development

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New Approaches in Neuroscience Show It's Not All in Your Head
February 16, 2018

Richard Davidson shares the latest research on why experience matters at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Austin, Texas