OCTOBER 5-6, 2023

@ WashU in St. Louis

Mindfulness Mechanisms
and Methods Meeting

M4 is a scientific conference bringing together an interdisciplinary group of individuals to inspire mindfulness research using advanced cognitive neuroscience tools and technology.


Meeting Topics

October 5, 2023 

Cognitive Neuroscience
of Mindfulness

Neurophenomenological Approaches

Theoretical Frameworks

Network Neuroscience

Modeling and Decoding Brain States

Real-Time Neurofeedback Training

Neurotechnology and Neurostimulation

October 6, 2023

Broader Methodological
Issues & Implications

Measuring Mindfulness: Challenges & Solutions

Integrating Meditation Research and Practice

Integrating Commercial Apps with Research

Diversifying Mindfulness


Travel Awards


Student researchers studying topics related to mindfulness and science-oriented mindfulness practitioners are encouraged to apply for a travel award to attend the meeting in St. Louis (application deadline: April 15, 2023).



Research Scientist, Northeastern University, Research Affiliate, Gabrieli Lab,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor of Psychology,
University of Haifa

Associate Professor,
Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center,
University of Haifa

Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Radiology & Neuroscience,
Washington University, St. Louis

Director of Research and Innovation, Mindfulness Center, Associate Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Medical School,
Brown University

OBE, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing,
Linacre College, University of Oxford

Professor of Psychology,
University of British Columbia

Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University,
CEO, Equa Health

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Berkeley Alembic Foundation, Researcher, UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics,
Chief Scientific Officer, Jhourney.io

Associate Professor,
Department of Psychology,
University of Toronto Mississauga

Professor of Psychology,
Director of Contemplative Neuroscience, University of Miami

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Harvard Medical School,
Associate Researcher of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of
Psychology & Neuroscience,
University of Texas at Austin

Director of Research,
French Medical Research Institute (INSERM), Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CNRL)

Professor, School of Law,
University of San Francisco

Professor of Psychology,
Director, Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, Ohio State University

President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Head Trainer and Co-Founder,
Unified Mindfulness Company,
and Equa Health App

Co-Director, SEMA Lab,
Associate Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles

Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience,
Dartmouth College

Co-Director, SEMA Lab,
University of Arizona,
Creator, Unified Mindfulness

Director, Technology Division,
Multimodal Biosensing, Neuroscape,
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
University of California San Francisco



The meeting will take place in-person at the Eric. P Newman Education Center located on the campus of Washington University at St. Louis in Missouri, USA.



A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park which is a convenient 2-minute walk to the meeting site.




This meeting is made possible by funding support from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (R13 AT011981), with matching funds from Washington University, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience.