The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness is a free course offered online by Amishi Jha.

As well as being an ancient spiritual practice central to many cultural traditions, mindfulness training has recently been reported to result in improved psychological and brain health. Mindfulness is defined as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn, 1994).

In this course, we consider the broad hypothesis that mental training can change the brain. In particular, we will discuss how mindfulness training programs may have beneficial effects by changing the functioning of the brain’s systems of attention and emotion. We will discuss subtopics within the cognitive neuroscience of attention, working memory, and emotion-regulation as they relate to specific functioning entrained by mindfulness meditation.

You can register for free on: http://www.udemy.com/the-cognitive-neuroscience-of-mindfulness/

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