Sara Whitney Lazar, PH.D.
|Title||Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry|
|Institution||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Address||Massachusetts General Hospital|
Psychiatry - 2nd floor
149 13th Street
Charlestown MA 02129
Available: 09/01/12, Expires: 08/30/14
We use neuroimaging to understand how brain activity and structure change as a result of meditation and yoga training. Healthy but stressed individuals are randomized to either a meditation-based stress reduction intervention or health education control intervention. MRI measures of brain function and structure are acquired before and after each intervention, as well as measures of emotion regulation, attention, and well-being. We are also interested in brain-body interaction and the effect of meditation on stress reactivity.
The student would be involved in data collection and the analysis of behavioral and questionnaire data. Students really committed to learning MRI data analysis and who can devote sufficient amounts of time can be trained to do so. We also need clinicians to administer the SCID to potential study participants.
Defining and Measuring Mindfulness
Summer, 06/06/12 - 08/01/12
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