The Neuroscience of Staying Calm & Focused with Dr. Amishi Jha
SIYLI Board member Dr. Amishi Jha and CEO Rich Fernandez discuss useful mental habits to develop and sustain calm in the midst of chaotic and stressful circumstances.
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Dr. Amishi Jha’s research on attention, working memory, the neural bases of executive functioning and the effects of mental training on cognition, emotion and resilience is world renowned. She has been systematically investigating the applications of mental training and mindfulness in education, corporate, elite sports, first responder, and military contexts. In addition to her own published body of research, her work has been featured in many outlets including TED.com, NPR, and Mindful Magazine. In addition, she has been invited to present her work to NATO, the UK Parliament, the Pentagon, and at the World Economic Forum.
Dr. Jha is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Board Member of the Search Inside Yourself Leader Leadership Institute.