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From Lemons to Lemonade: Using an Understanding of How Our Brains Process Fear and Uncertainty to Break Free of Anxiety and Other Bad Habits - Virtual Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture

From Lemons to Lemonade: Using an Understanding of How Our Brains Process Fear and Uncertainty to Break Free of Anxiety and Other Bad Habits

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. 

Friday, 3/26/2021 at noon

Registration is free.  Register now. You will be emailed a link to join the virtual event.

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Brown University

Judson Brewer MD PhD is an internationally known thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical School. Dr. Brewer has developed novel mindfulness programs for behavior change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. His current research interests include the intersection between mindfulness, emotion regulation and behavior change. His lab is studying this via multiple modes, including linking theoretical models to behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of action using experience sampling (aka ecological momentary assessment), EEG (e.g. source-estimated EEG neurofeedback), and fMRI methodologies. Additionally, his work bridges basic and clinical sciences through translational research that includes design, testing, and implementation of digital therapeutics in real-world settings. His work has been featured on 60 minutes, at TED.com (4th most viewed talk of 2016 with over 10 Million views), in documentaries, books and news outlets across the world. He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

Friday, March 26 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students

Topic

Science & Technology, Research

Tags

brain, anxiety, FEAR, Habits

Department
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Center for BrainHealth
Contact Information
Center for BrainHealth
972-883-3007
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