Oct 26, 2021
Dr. Amishi Jha is a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She's the Director and Co-Founder of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.
Dr. Jha leads research on the neural basis of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, resilience, and performance, working with the military, educators, elite athletes, and children.
We discuss the 3 main subsystems of attention, the evolutionary reason for mind wandering, and recommended practices to sharpen your attention.
0:00 | Introduction to Amishi Jha, PhD
4:48 | The Attention Problem
6:30 | 3 Main Subsystems of Attention
11:06 | How Subsystems of Attention Work Together
13:20 | Meta Awareness and Meta Cognition
15:30 | Evolutionary Reason for Mind Wandering
18:58 | What Makes a Thought “Sticky”
24:18 | High Stress and Attention
31:33 | Can You Undo Benefits of Mindfulness?
36:28 | Different Definitions of Mindfulness
40:18 | Recommended Practices to Train Attention
43:58 | Rapid Fire Questions