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Center for Healthy Minds

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Researchers Warn Mental Impact of Incarceration and Border Separation on Kids
December 17, 2018

Center faculty Julie Poehlmann-Tynan draws parallels between children separated from incarcerated parents and parent-child separation at the U.S.-Mexico border

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Brief Meditation Practices Differ in Buffering Against Stress
December 12, 2018

Center scientists have discovered that brief meditation practices work differently in the face of stress, and not all seem to be equally helpful

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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