Participate in the first community-based neuroscience study between EBMC and UCSF called the EMBODY study. We are making strides to make this the most inclusive neuroscience study of meditation to date. We have recently made it more inclusive by expanding the ages included, in dialogue with EBMC community members. We are looking for diverse meditators who 1) are 25 years or older, 2) have consistently practiced meditation for 5 years in their lifetime, and 3) are interested in brain activity during meditation measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Participation would involve 1) phone interview and online surveys, 2) 3-hour visit to UCSF Mission Bay, including 2 hours in a MRI scanner, and 3) receiving a picture of your brain and $75. Travel costs are reimbursed. People of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and ability status are encouraged to participate. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-514-8445 for more information.
People should not participate if they have magnetic metal in their bodies, would not be comfortable in an MRI scanner, and are having difficulty paying attention to experiences (such as breath and thoughts). For an informational pamphlet on this study, click here.