Amishi P. Jha, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Miami

ajha AT psy.miami.edu

Welcome

Attention and working memory are two important cognitive systems that interact with each other to allow for fluid behavior. Whereas attention allows for selection between relevant and irrelevant information, working memory allows relevant information to be maintained and manipulated over time. In our lab we use behavioral methods, event-related potentials, and functional MRI to investigate attention and working memory. We are particularly interested in understanding how these systems work together to select and de-select information. In addition, we investigate how core selection processes may be modified with training (including mindfulness-based training techniques) and mental mode manipulations (including mood, self-focus, and creativity).

Our lab is within the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, in Florida.





Events

Upcoming Talks

Previous Talks

   

News of Interest

Spring 2015

Watch Amishi’s recent Q & A with the NIH here.


Watch Amishi’s recent interview on HuffingtonPost Live here.

Huffinton Post Live 3_9_15


Join us April 7 for a UMindfulness Lecture with Dr. Zindel Segal.

Zindel Segal


New Jha Lab Paper! Mindfulness Training in Military Cohorts.
Read it here
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Terrific UMindfulness Lecture and Conversation with Dr. Dan Goleman. Read more here and see video here.

 

Dan Goleman talkAmishi and Dan Goleman discuss attention and mindfulness.
Photo credit: Raymond Mathews

Please join us for our next UMindfulness lecture with Dr. Dan Goleman on January 28th!

Dan Goleman


Fall 2014

CBS 60 Minutes feature on Mindfulness with Anderson Cooper notes research on attention and memory.
Watch here.

60 minutes


New Jha Lab paper by Dr. Martin Paczynski!
Brief Exposure to Aversive Stimuli Impairs Visual Selective Attention


See video here and read here about Dr. Jha’s recent dialogue with the Dalai Lama and Dr. Richard Davidson at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies.

ISCS 2014

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Photos by: Jurek Schreiner