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List of all Center for Healthy Minds Studies

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A Classroom-Based Training Program for Attention and Emotion Regulation

Assessing how mindfulness-based training works in classrooms, Center researchers are developing programs for students and children to learn more about how an integrated approach can promote well-being in schools.

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Baby Brain and Behavior Project

Our researchers are learning more about how very early experiences influence the developing brain and child well-being.

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Brief Trainings to Buffer Against Acute Stress Effects

Center scientists are evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of brief trainings to buffer against the negative effects that acute stress has on behavior and cognitive abilities.

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Cognitive Control and the Regulation of Emotion, Attention and Pain

Are people who are better at controlling their attention, emotion or pain responses in a laboratory setting more successful at carrying that skill into daily life?

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Conceptions of Mindfulness

Scholars at the Center examine perceptions and experiences related to mindfulness and how they contribute to studying differing practices.

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Conscious and Unconscious Emotional Processing

Center researchers seek to unearth how the brain processes emotions differently depending on a person’s awareness of what’s causing that emotion.

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Examining the Relationship Between Emotion and Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

Center for Healthy Minds researchers are examining how emotion may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Exploring the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Police Officer Resilience and Well-Being

Center scientists are conducting a pilot study with the Madison Police Department to investigate the impact of an eight-week mindfulness training program on police officers' physical and mental health

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Games to Teach Mindfulness and Compassion to Adolescents

Our researchers are developing and measuring the impact of video games to help children improve attention and develop pro-social behavior.

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Healthy Minds

Center researchers are developing a program to teach scientifically-informed practices and principles that facilitate well-being.

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Impact of Experiential Curricula and Methods to Nurture Well-Being

Center experts are developing assessments and tools that examine ways to cultivate well-being across a variety of people and contexts.

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Mapping the Interface between Meditation and Neuroscience

Center researchers and collaborators are building new approaches to understand the links between traditional contemplative perspectives and scientific theory to better study the scientific effects of meditation training on the brain, body, mind and behavior.

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Midlife Development in the United States

Our scientists examine how individual differences in emotional reactivity and recovery to emotional stimuli, brain structure and patterns of brain activity are related to life experiences, personality, behavior, health and well-being across the adult lifespan in a large national longitudinal sample.

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Moral Psychology and Flourishing

What drives moral behavior and greater well-being?

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Neurobiology of Emotion Regulation and Developmental Stress

How do early experiences shape a person’s chances of developing symptoms associated with depression and anxiety? Center scientists are studying risk factors and longitudinal data to learn more.

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Pre-Service Teachers Project

Center researchers are investigating possible ways to prevent teacher burnout in the classroom.

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Reducing Stress through Yoga for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Center scientists are exploring the bodily changes associated with a specific type of yoga in individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Risk for Depression and Cognitive Processing Following A Stressful Event

How does cognitive and neural processing of stress-related information differ in individuals with a high risk of depression?

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The Student Flourishing Initiative
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Understanding Mindfulness through Buddhist Contemplative Practice

How can Buddhist traditions influence the study and practice of mindfulness today?

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Understanding the Mechanisms of Well-Being Training in Adults with and without Asthma

Center scientists and collaborators examine the impact of well-being training.