Research: Basic Science

On a basic science level, we are:

  • Working to elucidate neurogiological mechanisms of mindfulness through the study of brain activity and connectivity using fMRI
  • Conducting neurophenomenological studies to link the subjective experience of mindfulness with specific brain activity using real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback
  • Collaborating with Drs. Carl Fulwiler and Jean King (Department of Psychiatry) and Sarah Cavanagh (Assumption College) to investigate the degree to which high cognitive resources can predict a successful response to MBSR using performance-based cognitive tasks, physiological and fMRI measurements.