Towards brain-based mechanistic and endpoint markers of mindfulness meditation gain

Femmes en neurosciences

Femmes en neurosciences / Women in neuroscience

Speaker : Ruchika S. Prakash, Ph. D. Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, The Ohio State University

Mindfulness meditation is increasingly being investigated for its prophylactic effects on behavioral and neural metrics of attentional control. However, neuroimaging investigations of mindfulness meditation, assessing changes in brain dynamics following training, often focus on a select canonical networks. Through a series of independent studies, my lab has recently been focused on deriving and validating whole-brain, functional connectivity markers of attentional control, and relatedly, mind-wandering. In this talk, I will present results of these studies as well as discuss future directions examining changes in these neuromarkers of attentional control following mindfulness meditation.

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