Are you interested in mind-body practices and research?
We are recruiting healthy adults (age 25-65) with
1) very little or no meditation experience or
2) an established meditation practice for at least the past 5 years
for a study of body awareness using brain imaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging or fMRI). Tasks include paying attention to sensations in the body, thinking about plans for the day, and cognitive tasks such as a memory task.
The study involves filling out an online screening questionnaire, completing a phone screening interview, completing online surveys, and one visit to the UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center (Mission Bay campus).
Participants must be physically healthy with no chronic medical conditions that impact breathing, no current psychiatric conditions, a non-smoker, and MRI-compatible if interested in the MRI study (no metal implants, no claustrophobia).
No cost to participate. Participants will be paid $65 and reimbursed for travel.