Special Issue

Title: This Special Issue of Biology focuses on recent advances in the field of physiology of contemplative experiences and practices.

This Special Issue of Biology focuses on recent advances in the field of the physiology of contemplative experiences and practices. Important advances in neuroscience, psychology and clinical medicine suggest that contemplative practices and experiences may change the brain and body (both function and structure) and potentially help improve health problems, enhance well-being and promote healthy behavior

Research Grant


Title Effect of Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction on Well-being and Views on Risk-Reducing Surgery Among Women With BRCA Variants in Israel

Question  Does the inquiry-based stress reduction technique improve the psychological well-being, sleep quality, and psychosocial variables and change views on risk-reducing surgery in women in Israel with BRCA1/BRCA2 variants?

Findings  This randomized clinical trial including 100 patients using an IBSR intervention found that IBSR improved the well-being and sleep quality of women with BRCA1/BRCA2 variants. After the intervention, the participants who underwent IBSR had more favorable view on risk-reducing oophorectomy and mastectomy.

Meaning  These findings suggest that IBSR may be used as a tool to enhance the psychological well-being of women with BRCA variants and support them in considering risk-reducing surgery.

JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(12):e2139670. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.39670

Research Grant

Title: “Functional Resilience of Schools: Lessons learned from COVID-19 and beyond.” 



Invited Lectures


The Center for Judicial Education and Training

Ministry of Health

Rotary High-Tech



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