We will assess if mindfulness-meditation reduces pain above and beyond the indirect effects associated with these constructs by employing robust comparison conditions (i.e., placebo conditioning, active control intervention). The study under proposed fellowship will provide unique insight into the brain mechanisms supporting modulation of pain by mindfulness meditation and placebo conditioning, an important step in assessing the significance of meditation-related pain relief.

Fadel Zeidan, PhD

University of California San Diego

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee, Planning Committee Member, Reviewer, Steering Council Member

Fadel Zeidan (2023 SRI PPC Co-Chair)  is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. He currently holds leadership positions in the UCSD Center for Integrative Health, UCSD Psychedelic Research … MORE