In our lab we focus on two primary programs of research:

Meditation as a Paradigm for Understanding Self-Regulation

We are interested in understanding self-regulation as a transdiagnostic marker for various forms of neurological illness and psychiatric disorders, examining this construct in terms of brain/physiology, behavior, and self-report functions. We use various forms of contemplative practice to understand how self-regulation can be cultivated in healthy and clinical populations. Learn more

Cognitive Aging & Dementia

Another area of interest for our lab is cognitive aging, or how our thinking abilities change as we age. In particular, we have focused on subjective cognitive decline in older adulthood as an early marker of risk for development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Learn more