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2014 Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness conference

The 2014 conference will focus on the latest developments in the new and fast growing research field investigating the impact of mindfulness practice, and more broadly contemplative practices, on the mind and brain.

Commencing on 11th April 2014 and based in Bangor University, North Wales, this conference will bring together leading experts in research on cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness and meditation-based methods. The meeting will create a platform for focused sharing and discussions amongst scientists investigating mindfulness and contemplative methods.

At the same time the conference will be a rare opportunity for non-experts to learn about the latest developments in neuroscience of mindfulness from researchers contributing to the field. This will be the first gathering with the focus on cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness in the UK and internationally.

The 2014 Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness conference will be a five-day event. Day 1 and Day 2 are intended for broad audiences such as health care professionals and mindfulness practitioners in general. The presentations will be delivered in accessible format and do not require prior knowledge in cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness. Day 4 and Day 5 will be dedicated to presentations and exchanges between neuroscientists currently contributing to the field or having focused research interest in cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness. Day 3 will be an opportunity for attendees of all backgrounds to spend a day in guided mindfulness practice.

Day 1 – Friday 11 April - Introduction to Neuroscience of Mindfulness for Mindfulness Practitioners

Day 2 – Saturday 12 April - Mindfulness & the Brain

Day 3 – Sunday 13 April - Coming Home to Ourselves: A Day of Mindfulness Practice and Dialogue with Rebecca Crane and Cindy Cooper

Day 4 – Monday 14 April - Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness: State of the Field and Recommendations for Future Research

Day 5 – Tuesday 15 April - Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness: State of the Field and Recommendations for Future Research


Each day will start at 9am and end at 5pm with breaks for refreshments and lunch.

You can read more detail on the 2014 Conference page.

The online registration process for the 2014 Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness conference is here.

The call for research papers and opportunity to apply for a studentship is now closed. We will inform you of the reviewers decision by 31st January.

You can download content from the 2013 workshops/presentations and view photos on the "past conferences" page.

We will post updates here as our plans progress.  Do come back soon!


Warmest regards from the CMRP team

The online registration process for the 2014 Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness conference is here.