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Professor Amishi Jha Named PopTech Science Fellow
Amishi Jha, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, was selected as a 2010 PopTech Science Fellow. Professor Jha joins a handful of other high potential, socially engaged working scientists who view science as an essential way of thinking, discovering, understanding and deciding, and who can effectively communicate their work and its importance to the public.
Professor Jha studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction training (MBSR), a Western-style cognitive-affective intervention with origins in the meditative traditions of the East. With grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of MBSR in education, attention deficits, healthy aging and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and Brain Research and she is a reviewing editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience. As a pioneer in the field, Jha is making important and far-reaching contributions to cognitive neuroscience and attention training.
September 20, 2010