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News: Mind, Brain And Emotion

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Funding Announcements
New Research Network to Measure and Promote Emotional Well-Being
March 16, 2021

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a $2.5 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research network on the plasticity of well-being and to develop innovative measures of the key pillars of well-being. Faculty and experts from the Center for Healthy Minds are leading the effort.

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Learning Well-Being
Research provides tools for achieving the “how” of well-being in daily life
December 7, 2020

Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds introduce a new framework based on scientific evidence that suggests that well-being can be thought of as a set of skills that people can learn through practice in daily life.

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Mind, Brain and Emotion
Researchers Launch Fully Mobile Study on Meditation and Depression
October 29, 2020

A team at the Center for Healthy Minds is starting new research to understand whether a mobile well-being app, the Healthy Minds Program, can improve depression for people living with the condition.

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Mind, Brain and Emotion
Early Research Suggests Mindfulness Training Improves Mental Health Outcomes in Police Officers
December 16, 2019

A recent paper published by researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds showed that eight weeks of mindfulness training resulted in reductions in work-related stress, improvements in sleep quality, lower levels of burnout and reduced depression and anxiety in police officers.

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Mind, Brain and Emotion
Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain associated with attention
December 13, 2019

A research team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, Irvine, designed a video game to improve mindfulness and found that playing the game leads to changes in the brain areas underlying attention. 

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Mind, Brain and Emotion
New Emotional Style Questionnaire Shows Promise in Capturing Healthy Emotionality
September 3, 2019

The Center for Healthy Minds introduces a new measure that captures people's emotional style that shows promise as a valuable tool for research and clinical purposes.