Presented by Ralph Vacca
Mindfulness is characterized as the process of directing attention to the present in a manner that maintains an aspect of non-judgment. Traditionally, mindfulness has been taught using meditation practices, but modern approaches include integration of mindfulness in therapeutic interventions, sports programs, video games, and other experiences. In this brief Ignite talk, I will explore emerging neuroscience research connecting mindfulness to the learning process, particularly around self-regulation. The goal of this talk is to foster a discussion on the potential role of technology in cultivating mindfulness within schools and universities by analyzing research and examples of emerging mobile tools that seek to promote mindfulness – particularly in adults.