Norman Farb PhD
Leading Researcher Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Norman Farb, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where he directs the Regulatory and Affective Dynamics laboratory (www.radlab.zone), and a fellow at the Mind and Life Institute. He studies the social neuroscience of the self and human emotion, with a focus on how biases in self-representation shape emotional reactions that determine well-being. Dr. Farb’s work employs multiple levels of analysis, integrating subjective experience, behaviour, physiology, and brain activity. He is particularly interested in how training practices such as meditation and yoga foster resilience against stress, reducing vulnerability to disorders such as depression.

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