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

  • October 30-November 2, 2014—International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, The Mind and Life Institute, Boston, MA.
  • October 31, 2014—, Mindful Sustainability: Strengthening Present-Centered Attention to Protect Our Planet’s Future, Dr. Alexandra Morrison, Gulliver Academy, Miami, FL.
  • November 8th, 2014—UMindfulness Retreat, The Deering Estate, Miami, FL.
  • February 6, 2015—TEDxCoconutGrove 2015, TEDxCoconutGrove, Miami, FL.

Previous Talks

   

News of Interest

New study by Jha Lab and NYU Collaborators!
Mindfulness Training in Incarcerated Youth.
Read more here.

Amishi joins board for the
Synapse Project which aims to empower girls to pursue careers in neuroscience.
Read more here.

Jha lab’s work featured in the Miami Herald, read here.

We have moved to our new home in UM’s Neuroscience building (learn more here).

Summer 2013

Read our Summer 2013 Jha Lab Newsletter!


Seal of the United States Congress Jha lab’s mindfulness research acknowledged in US Congress’ discussion on Healthcare. Read more here.

Amishi to participate in Huffington Post’s first-ever conference on women, “The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power”.

Winter 2013

Amishi participates in group dialogue with Richie Davidson and Jon Kabat-Zinn at the New York Academy of Science. See video.

Scientific American Mind

Amishi’s article on Mindfulness Training is the cover story in the most recent issue of Scientific American Mind (March 2013)!