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News: Neuroscience

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Healthy Minds Brief: Twin Research Suggests How Stress Shapes the Adolescent Brain
March 15, 2017

How do our experiences in childhood shape our brains and coping styles in adulthood?

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The Number Game Behind Neuroscience Research
October 17, 2016

Center for Healthy Minds Scientist Jeanette Mumford shares how statistics play a role in neuroscience research

Picture of a sunset above water by Moyan Brenn via Flickr
Keeping Up That Positive Feeling
July 23, 2015

New research on the relationship between savoring positive emotions and overall well-being

Photo of child playing a video game by Chapendra from Flickr
Local Middle School Students Invited To Participate in Research Study Involving Video Games
September 30, 2013

Can we teach positive qualities of mind through video games?

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Studies to Shed Light on How Early Experience Impacts Brain Development to Illuminate the Arc of Mental Illness
September 11, 2013

Researchers look at how early experience impacts the development and function of the human brain

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Study Shows Mindfulness Training can Help Reduce Teacher Stress and Burnout
August 28, 2013

Teachers who practice mindfulness may be better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout

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Brain Can Be Trained in Compassion, Study Shows
May 22, 2013

Can compassion be learned?

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Meditation Expertise Changes Experience of Pain
November 15, 2012

Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by the Center

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Early Stress May Sensitize Girls’ Brains for Later Anxiety
November 11, 2012

High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls

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Stress May Delay Brain Development in Early Years
June 6, 2012

Stress may affect brain development in children, according to new research from the Center

Photo of child playing with tablet by Brad Flicklinger via Flickr
Educational Games to Train Middle Schoolers’ Attention, Empathy
May 21, 2012

A new grant will allow researchers to design and rigorously test two educational games

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Changing Brains for the Better
April 17, 2012

There are practices that can change our brains for the better, according to new Center research

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A Wandering Mind Reveals Mental Processes and Priorities
March 15, 2012

What are the costs when our minds wander?

Photo of abstract brain by Saad Faruque from Flickr
Forum Considers Human Consciousness
April 26, 2011

The 10th annual International Bioethics Forum, “Manifesting the Mind,” will explore perspectives on human consciousness at its two-day symposium

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The Science of Healthy Minds Brings Dalai Lama to UW–Madison
March 3, 2010

The launch of a new Center focused on healthy minds and well-being attracts global thought leaders, including the 14th Dalai Lama

Photo of shadow of woman meditating by Nadir Hashmi via Flickr
Can Meditation Sharpen Our Attention?
November 13, 2009

What does science say about our ability to train attention?