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Social and Neural Integration Study

 

Thank you for your interest in our research study! We are investigating how self-cultivating kind, warm-hearted states is related to neural activity and daily social and emotional experiences.

In our study, we will be using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to observe changes in neural activity as you practice cultivating warm-hearted states. If you are between the ages of 18-64 and experienced or interested in learning meditation, you may be eligible to participate in our study.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people experienced or interested in learning meditation, particularly in loving-kindness and compassion-based practices, as your mind-training skills make you an especially suitable participant for this study. 


Your participation will greatly contribute to advancements in the science of well-being.

Additional Basic Criteria:

  • between the ages of 18 and 69

  • fluent in English

  • access to a smart phone and/or computer with internet

 

What’s involved?

You can earn $75 for completion of all three parts. 
This study consists of three parts: 
(1)  a 45-minute virtual session via Zoom to confirm eligibility and review study procedures ($5) 
(2) 7 days of brief nightly self-reports along with passive behavioral sampling using a GPS app ($20) 
(3) one 3 hour in-lab session that includes an fMRI scan ($50) 
Participants can earn $75 for completion of all three parts. 
If you are interested in participating, please take our 5-10 minute prescreening assessment below!

 

Take our pre-screening assessment!

If you have questions, please contact us at sanistudy2021@gmail.com

 

Who are we?

Meet the study team

 

Lead Scientists

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Dr. Barbara Fredrickson

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jessica Cohen

Co-Investigator

Dr. Kristen Lindquist

Co-Investigator

 

Doctoral Student Researchers

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Taylor West

Lead Graduate Research Assistant

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Joseph Leshin

Graduate Research Assistant

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Arianna Cascone

Graduate Research Assistant

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Natalie Frye

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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MJ Carter, Lead RA

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Ana Gutierrez

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Ideliya Khismatova

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Micah Long

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Jessica Ndukwe

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Lily Dickinson

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Avery White