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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Rescuing the ruminating brain: Identifying biomarkers of rumination and mindfulness through concurrent EEG and fMRI studies of schizophrenia and depression
Principal Investigator:

Judith M. Ford

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $85,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Is “the idle mind the devil’s playground?” It depends on where the wandering mind goes. If it is busy reflecting on recent activity, consolidating recent material into long term memories, and envisioning the future, then these thought patterns may be highly adaptive, allowing us to learn from the past and plan for the future. But when the mind turns to the dark side and rumination takes over, these thought patterns are maladaptive. Rumination involves recursive negative thinking focused on cause...

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