The meditation project involves using fNIRS to detect differences in brain state of individuals meditating. A collaboration with Hamilton State College faculty and students, the meditation experiment is aimed at assessing the effects of meditative states on the brain. Longitudinal studies with vulnerable populations such as trauma victims, veterans, and other local individuals is part of future work. 

  • Researchers: Leanne Hirshfield, Danushka Bandara, Mark Costa, Stuart Hirshfield, Sarah Bratt
  • Funder: Newhouse Endowment