The research team of Michael Greenberg and Justin Hulbert (Bard College) wants to know if it is possible to “hack” your brain using mindfulness meditation. Undergraduate student Michael Greenberg’s pitch presented a study proposing that the focus on breathing in a certain way in mindfulness meditation naturally entrains the heart in such a way as to promote greater self-control and autonomy by enhancing connectivity in the brain. The research design has the advantage of easily used and highly accessible internet-based delivery of the mindfulness intervention. BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition is an innovative pitch competition connecting early‐career neuroscience researchers with the capital they need to fund their research. Scientists pitch their ideas in groundbreaking neuroscience to an audience of Mind Science Foundation supporters, who cast their votes to award the first prize of a $30,000 Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness, or runners up awards of $15,000. Learn more about the Mind Science Foundation and the Competition at https://mindscience.org/programs-init… The Mind Science Foundation is committed to funding early-career researchers teamed with senior primary investigators in powerful labs to work on pilot studies that help them obtain grants for further research, with the addition of a strategic goal to incentivize the building of skills in translating complex neuroscience for a general audience. The Mind Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation supported by a special endowment from our founder, visionary philanthropist and entrepreneur, Thomas Baker Slick, Jr. But to fully realize our strategic goals of sponsoring research at a meaningful levels of funding, and providing educational opportunities to translate that research for the public, we rely on tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations, and granting foundations. For more information on how you can support our work, visit https://mindscience.org/​.

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