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Mother-Infant Study Searches for Insight Into Early Development
May 29, 2015

Center scientists examine how brain develops in first two years of life

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Kellner Gift to Bolster Synergy Between School of Education, Center for Healthy Minds
March 23, 2015

A generous gift will enable the Center for Healthy Minds and UW–Madison School of Education to study child development and well-being

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Feeling the Happiness – Not Pain – of Others Predicts Helpful Behavior
February 24, 2015

Empathy with both positive and negative emotions may be equally effective in inspiring altruism

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‘Kindness Curriculum’ Boosts School Success in Preschoolers
January 23, 2015

Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, prekindergarten students learned their ABCs - attention, breath and body and caring practice

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To Practice Mindfulness, Start by Counting Your Breaths
October 15, 2014

Research suggests breath counting may be one route to improving attention and well-being

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Center for Healthy Minds and Madison Schools Team Up to Train Mindfulness Muscles
July 1, 2014

The Center received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, to study well-being and mindfulness-based skills in the classroom

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Early Life Stress can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain
June 27, 2014

Scientists at the Center are exploring how stressors like poverty, neglect and physical abuse experienced in early life may alter critical areas of the brain later in life

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It’s Not All Wedded Bliss
April 25, 2014

Research suggests people who experience chronic marital stress are less able to savor positive experiences – a hallmark of depression

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New Study Reveals Critical Role of Conscious Awareness in Regulating Emotional Responses
December 6, 2013

Can cues in our environment we're unaware of shape our behavior and emotions toward others?

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Study Reveals Gene Expression Changes with Meditation
December 4, 2013

New research suggests mindfulness meditation may alter how genes are expressed in the body