Norman Farb is an associate professor in psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where he directs the Regulatory and Affective Dynamics laboratory ( A Fellow at the Mind & Life Institute, he studies the social neuroscience of the self and human emotion, with a focus on how biases in self-representation shape emotions to determine well-being. Dr. Farb’s work employs varied measures, including self-report, behavioral tasks, physiology, and brain activity. Dr. Farb is particularly interested in how training practices such as meditation and yoga foster resilience against stress, reducing vulnerability to disorders such as depression.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2019

Mind & Life Connections


2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel: Translating Neuroscience

Moderators: Andrew Dreitcer, Elissa Epel
Panel: Anil Seth, Clifford Saron, Daniel Siegel, Lawrence Barsalou, Yoona Kang, Norman Farb, Elissa Epel, Andrew Dreitcer

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education


Mind & Life Videos

Norm Farb – How to Choose Between Beautiful Stories

Mind and Life Institute • November 11, 2018

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 3 – Being in the Body: Contemplative Practice, Interoceptive Awareness, and Health

Jennifer Daubenmeier, Norman Farb, Anne Klein, Wolf Mehling, Martin Paulus, Cynthia Price

Topics: Mindfulness | Self & Other