Professor Amishi Jha, PhD

Professor Amishi Jha
  • University of Miami
  • Duke University
There is a really strong interrelationship between decision making, ethics and these core cognitive capacities.

Amishi Jha, PhD, is a neuroscientist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. She is also the director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and completed her postdoctoral training in functional neuroimaging at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University.

Dr. Jha studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience. With grants from the US Department of Defense and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of mindfulness training in education, sports, business, and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and PLOS ONE, and she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Frontiers in Cognitive Science; and Frontiers in Cognition.

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