Center for Healthy Minds

What if our world were a kinder, wiser, more compassionate place? A place where we exercise our minds just like we exercise our bodies? A place where transforming your mind not only improves your own well-being, but cascades to the well-being of others in your community and around the globe?

We’re making this vision a reality at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Faced with mental and physical health challenges at a global scale, we conduct rigorous scientific research to bring new insights and tools aimed at improving the well-being of people of all backgrounds and ages.

Our research, rooted in neuroscience, comes down to one basic question: What constitutes a healthy mind?

To begin to answer this, we’ve investigated the science of emotions, contemplative practices and qualities of mind we suspect affect well-being, including attention, resilience, equanimity, savoring positive emotions, kindness, compassion, gratitude and empathy. The Center, part of one of the world’s top research institutions, benefits from cross-disciplinary collaborations in the arts and humanities, the physical and natural sciences, and the social sciences. We take pride in being a global hub for innovations in affective and contemplative neuroscience in addition to well-being across the lifespan.

Jan 09, 2023  
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded T32 Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison anticipates (pending funding) having one post-doctoral training position starting in Fall 2023 with up to three years of support. Applications are due on Monday, February 6, 2023 . For more information, please visit emotion.wisc.edu/ . The following faculty all desire post-doctoral candidates: Simon B. Goldberg conducts research on the use of digital technology to expand access to evidence-based mental health strategies. Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Richard J. Davidson seek to co-mentor a postdoctoral fellow to assist with the analysis and publication of data resulting from a large-scale, randomized controlled trial they are conducting examining the effects of smartphone-delivered meditation training on a range of biological, behavioral, and self-report outcomes (i.e., the BeWell Study ). Ryan J....
Center for Healthy Minds Madison, WI, USA Postdoc