Dusana Dorjee – Contributor Profile
Dr. Dorjee’s research investigates neurocognitive and psychophysiological changes resulting from contemplative training (meditation) in the context of well-being across the lifespan. Specifically, she has been examining the impact of meditation, mostly mindfulness, on systems of cognitive control, attention, emotion regulation and conceptual processing both longitudinally and in cross-sectional studies. She investigates how neuroscientific research on contemplative practices can inform prevention of mental illness, psychotherapy and well-being enhancement across the lifespan and is particularly interested in possible preventive effects of mindfulness on mental and physical health in children and adolescents. Her research combines psychophysiological methods, mainly event-related brain potentials (ERPs), with behavioral and self-report measures.
Dr. Dorjee holds a Magister in Psychology from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; a M.A. in Cognitive Psychology-Cognitive Science from the University of Arizona; and a Ph.D. in Psychology, from the University of Arizona. She wrote her Ph.D. thesis on “Frontal mechanisms in language pragmatics: Neuropsychological and electrophysiological evidence.”