Cognitive Neuroscience

7-Year Follow-Up Shows Lasting Cognitive Gains From Meditation

April 07, 2018
Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. The study is based on the Shamatha Project, a major investigation of the cognitive, psychological and biological effects of meditation led by researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain.

Researchers Study Music-Memory Connections

April 04, 2015
An interdisciplinary research project at UC Davis is using music to access memories that on most days seem buried under years of living — and forgetting.