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

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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.


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News of Interest

Fall 2015

Please join us October 9th for our next UMindfulness Lecture with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn! To purchase tickets and learn more click here.


New Jha lab research collaboration with Maxwell Air Force Base to investigate the influence of mindfulness and compassion training in military spouses. Read more here.

Summer 2015

New research project with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Read more on The Huffington Post.

Spring 2015

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

Watch Amishi’s recent interview on The Huffington Post 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

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