The Mindfulness and Working Memory Study examines whether a Parent-Child Mindfulness Based Training (PC-MBT) program improves children’s subsequent gains from a working memory training. An additional aim of this study is to examine structural and functional neural plasticity associated with these cognitive and behavioral training programs. We will investigate white matter tracts connecting areas of the brain associated with working memory, attention and emotional regulation. At the Bridging Hearts and Minds Conference we will present cognitive and behavioral data from this initial pilot program.
This poster will describe the research study’s methodology, provide a review of previous research on L2B, and discuss how the intervention is currently progressing. Please stop by the poster if you are interested in research on mindfulness in schools, mindfulness with students with disabilities, or wish to provide encouragement to the researcher.
Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D., Tara M. Cousineau, Ph.D., Jennie Tsao, PhD., Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD., Subhadra Evans, PhD, Kayla McGowan, B.A., and Meredith Watt