Hack Your Mind: How Does Mindfulness Meditation Change the Mind and Brain

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm


Susan Gabrieli

Principal Research Associate, McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Join us for the first program of the semester of our "Hack Your Mind" series with Dr. Susan Gabrieli. Gabrieli is a neuroscientist and Senior Research Scientist for the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. From Dr. Gabrieli:

Mindfulness meditation describes a set of mental techniques to train attention and awareness. Enhancing mindfulness through meditation training is of great interest because it may promote both emotional and cognitive well-being.  I will review evidence about how mindfulness meditation changes the structure and function of the adult human brain, how a school-based program changes the brains of children, and how understanding the brain basis of mindfulness can suggest treatments of brain disorders, such as schizophrenia.