Antoine Lutz, PhD is an Associate Scientist at the Laboratory For Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the Waisman Center in the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests focus on the role of large-scale neuronal integration (neural synchrony mechanisms) during various mental states (voluntary attention, emotion generation) and on the impact of standard meditation techniques on basic affective, cognitive and social functions and on the brain mechanisms that subserve these processes. His research has been largely supported by grants from the National Institute of Health. He is associated with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds in Madison. He received his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Paris University under the supervision of Dr. Francisco Varela. He did his post-doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Dr. Richard Davidson.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2009

Mind & Life Connections


2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Plenary Panel: “Starting from Experience: Neurophenomenology and the Vision of Mind and Life Europe”

Moderators: John Dunne
Panel: Amy Cohen Varela, Antoine Lutz, Andreas Roepstorff

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Investigating the Phenomenal and Neurocognitive Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices

John Dunne, Amishi Jha, Antoine Lutz, Clifford Saron

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness