Amishi Jha

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Amishi 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 – areas of considerable importance to educators, public health officials and others.
  • Fellow 2010 Science Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2010

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This week in PopTech: Innovating the news and minding the mind

This week in PopTech: Innovating the news and minding the mind

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

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A couple of PopTech 2010 presenters are making moves in the publishing world today. We’re celebrating their accomplishments with the release of these authors’ talks.

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Introducing 2010 Science and Public Leadership Fellows Sean Gourley and Amishi Jha

Introducing 2010 Science and Public Leadership Fellows Sean Gourley and Amishi Jha

2010 PopTech Science and Public Leadership fellow Sean Gourley is a mathematician who has spent the last seven years using math to understand war and insurgency. If that sounds strange (or completely fascinating; this is PopTech, after all), what’s even better is that the work he’s done on war has given him a tool set that allows him to understand a range of technological

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