Contemplative Psychophysiology Research Lab

The aim of the NAU Contemplative Psychophysiology Lab is to extend the scientific understanding of contemplative practices by examining how mindfulness and compassion influence emotion, memory, and the self.  This research extends into applied domains, including geriatric care and education. Accordingly, the research conducted in the CPR Lab explores two intersecting lines of research.  First, we examine the relation between mindful awareness and the regulation and experience of emotions, particularly under conditions of threat.  Second, we examine the relation between mindfulness and memory-related processes, such as the content and accuracy of memory, and the subjective experience of remembering.  For more information about current research opportunities, please see the CPR-Lab website.