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News: Research Findings

Research Findings
Brain imaging reveals how mindfulness program boosts pain regulation
July 28, 2022

Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds has isolated the changes in pain-related brain activity that follow mindfulness training — pointing a way toward more targeted and precise pain treatment.

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Research Findings
New research shows no evidence of structural brain change with short-term mindfulness training
May 20, 2022

In new research, a team from the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, led by Richard J. Davidson, found no evidence of structural brain changes with short-term mindfulness training.

Well-Being in Children
DNA modifications found in cord blood relate to maternal mood effects on infant brain development
February 21, 2022

Maternal depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy have an effect on infants’ brain development at one month old after birth.

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Healthy Minds App Promotes Well-Being in School System Employees
December 15, 2021

Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds develop a four-week smart phone-based meditation app that resulted in reduced psychological distress and improved well-being skills amongst educators.

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Well-Being in Adults
New Study Shows Activity Diversity Can Lead to Better Psychological Well-Being
December 15, 2021

People with high activity diversity show better psychological well-being and positive affect regardless of the total amount of time spent in all activities combined.

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Well-Being in the Workplace
New Research Grant Explores Programs to Improve the Well-Being of Healthcare Professionals in Mexico
December 1, 2021

The Center for Healthy Minds and AtentaMente are seeking to improve mental health, resilience and well-being in healthcare professionals with a new research grant funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation. This grant will allow two character-based intervention studies see if the effects of stress can be lessened in healthcare professionals in Mexico.