The Brain Science of Attention with Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha is a neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She’s the author of a forthcoming book (2021, Harper One) on the science of attention.

Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. With grants from the US Department of Defense and several private foundations, her current projects investigate how to best promote resilience in high stress cohorts using contemplative/mind training techniques that strengthen the brain’s attention networks.

The Brain Science of Attention with Amishi Jha

In this 4-part series you’ll explore the ins and outs of the brain’s attention system, training your brain with mindfulness, and strengthening your awareness.

Session #1: Understanding Your Brain’s Attention System

Session #2: Training the Brain with Mindfulness Meditation

Session #3: Strengthening Moment-to-Moment Awareness

Session #4: Exploring the Research on Mindfulness Training

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About the author

Amishi Jha

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative, University of Miami. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. With grants from the US Department of Defense and several private foundations, her current projects investigate how to best promote resilience in high stress cohorts using contemplative/mind training techniques that strengthen the brain’s attention networks. She was selected as a Science and Public Leadership Fellow by PopTech, and serves on editorial review boards of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, and Frontiers in Psychology.

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