For episode 165 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with Dr. Amishi Jha, Ph.D. Amishi is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. She leads research there on the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, resilience, and performance in education, corporate, elite sports, first-responder, and military contexts. Her first book, “Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day” is coming out in October of 2021 from Harper Collins. In this conversation, Sharon and Amishi speak about three different modes of attention as they are outlined in Peak Mind, Amishi’s new book. Amishi shares what her extensive research is revealing about how mindfulness affects the brain, and in turn, how these practices transform us from the inside out.
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