OCTOBER 5th & 6th, 2023

@ WashU in St. Louis

Mechanisms & Methods

M4 was held in conjunction with WashU Mindfulness Day on October 4th, 2023.

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


Recordings of all M4 sessions are available for viewing for those who missed the live sessions or would like to see the talks again. ( Download the files first for easier viewing ).

Meeting Schedule

See Speakers & Moderators for more information on each session.


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. 

Reserve a room online or call the hotel directly (+1 314-256-7777) and mention the code "M4i". Reservations must be made by September 8th to receive the reduced rate for the meeting. 

1 King bed: $159/night + tax
2 Queen beds: $169/night + tax

*Travel awardees should coordinate with Carol Cox for their lodging plans.


This meeting is made possible by support from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (R13 AT011981). Essential matching funds were provided from many units at Washington University in St. Louis, including McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Neuroscience, and Center for Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience. Additional financial sponsorship for the meeting was generously provided by Mind & Life Institute, Unified Mindfulness, and Mindfulness journal.