After graduating from the University of California–Berkeley in mathematics and cognitive science, Peter Grossenbacher’s doctorate at the University of Oregon in experimental psychology focused on human electrophysiology and attention. His book, “Finding Consciousness in the Brain: A Neurocognitive Approach,” offers insights into the brain’s involvement in conscious experience. After researching multisensory attention and synesthesia at the University of Cambridge and the National Institute of Mental Health, he joined the Naropa faculty in 2000. A meditator
since 1980, his research focuses on information processing during meditation, meditative development and contemplative teaching. He trains scientists and educational professionals across a variety of settings in mindfulness-based pedagogies that support awareness, facilitate inclusion and foster community.

This profile was last updated on January 30, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Plenary Workshop What Roles Do Inclusivity and Social Justice Play in Contemplative Science?

Peter Grossenbacher, Rhonda Magee

Topics: Social Change


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 5 – The Cultivation of Emotional Intelligence in Multiple Disciplines: Relevance of Contemplative Pedagogy to University Education

Peter Grossenbacher, Judith Simmer-Brown, Phillip Stanley

Topics: Education | Mindfulness


Fall 2013 Visiting Scholars

Fall 2013 Visiting Scholars