Norman Farb

Associate Professor at University of Toronto - Mississauga

About

Norman Farb, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where he directs the Regulatory and Affective Dynamics laboratory (www.radlab.zone). He studies the psychology of well-being, focusing on mental habits, such as how we think about ourselves and interpret our emotions. He is particularly interested in why people differ in their resilience to stress, depression, and anxiety. Prof. Farb's work currently explores online training to support wellbeing, as well as neuroimaging to understand how emotional reactions predict mental health over the lifespan.

Education

University of Toronto

PhD, Psychology / December, 2010

Toronto

Experience

University of Toronto - Mississauga

Associate Professor / July, 2014Present

Publications

Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Aug 13, 2007

Farb, N. A. S., Segal, Z. V., Mayberg, H., Bean, J., McKeon, D., Fatima, Z., & Anderson, A. K. (2007). Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2(4), 313–322. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsm030

Minding one’s emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness.

Emotion / Feb 01, 2010

Farb, N. A. S., Anderson, A. K., Mayberg, H., Bean, J., McKeon, D., & Segal, Z. V. (2010). Minding one’s emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness. Emotion, 10(1), 25–33. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0017151

Mindfulness meditation training alters cortical representations of interoceptive attention

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Jul 06, 2012

Farb, N. A. S., Segal, Z. V., & Anderson, A. K. (2012). Mindfulness meditation training alters cortical representations of interoceptive attention. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8(1), 15–26. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nss066

Interoception, contemplative practice, and health

Frontiers in Psychology / Jun 09, 2015

Farb, N., Daubenmier, J., Price, C. J., Gard, T., Kerr, C., Dunn, B. D., Klein, A. C., Paulus, M. P., & Mehling, W. E. (2015). Interoception, contemplative practice, and health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00763

Mindfulness Broadens Awareness and Builds Eudaimonic Meaning: A Process Model of Mindful Positive Emotion Regulation

Psychological Inquiry / Oct 02, 2015

Garland, E. L., Farb, N. A., R. Goldin, P., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2015). Mindfulness Broadens Awareness and Builds Eudaimonic Meaning: A Process Model of Mindful Positive Emotion Regulation. Psychological Inquiry, 26(4), 293–314. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840x.2015.1064294

The Mindful Brain and Emotion Regulation in Mood Disorders

The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / Feb 01, 2012

Farb, N. A. S., Anderson, A. K., & Segal, Z. V. (2012). The Mindful Brain and Emotion Regulation in Mood Disorders. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(2), 70–77. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674371205700203

Attentional Modulation of Primary Interoceptive and Exteroceptive Cortices

Cerebral Cortex / Jan 19, 2012

Farb, N. A. S., Segal, Z. V., & Anderson, A. K. (2012). Attentional Modulation of Primary Interoceptive and Exteroceptive Cortices. Cerebral Cortex, 23(1), 114–126. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhr385

"Minding one's emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness": Correction to Farb et al (2010).

Emotion / Apr 01, 2010

Farb, N. A. S., Anderson, A. K., Mayberg, H., Bean, J., McKeon, D., & Segal, Z. V. (2010). “Minding one’s emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness”: Correction to Farb et al (2010). Emotion, 10(2), 215–215. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0019263

The Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory: Extensions, Applications, and Challenges at the Attention–Appraisal–Emotion Interface

Psychological Inquiry / Oct 02, 2015

Garland, E. L., Farb, N. A., Goldin, P. R., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2015). The Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory: Extensions, Applications, and Challenges at the Attention–Appraisal–Emotion Interface. Psychological Inquiry, 26(4), 377–387. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840x.2015.1092493

Abnormal network connectivity in frontotemporal dementia: Evidence for prefrontal isolation

Cortex / Jul 01, 2013

Farb, N. A. S., Grady, C. L., Strother, S., Tang-Wai, D. F., Masellis, M., Black, S., Freedman, M., Pollock, B. G., Campbell, K. L., Hasher, L., & Chow, T. W. (2013). Abnormal network connectivity in frontotemporal dementia: Evidence for prefrontal isolation. Cortex, 49(7), 1856–1873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.09.008

Mindfulness Practice, Rumination and Clinical Outcome in Mindfulness-Based Treatment

Cognitive Therapy and Research / Oct 08, 2013

Hawley, L. L., Schwartz, D., Bieling, P. J., Irving, J., Corcoran, K., Farb, N. A. S., Anderson, A. K., & Segal, Z. V. (2013). Mindfulness Practice, Rumination and Clinical Outcome in Mindfulness-Based Treatment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-013-9586-4

State Mindfulness During Meditation Predicts Enhanced Cognitive Reappraisal

Mindfulness / Oct 15, 2013

Garland, E. L., Hanley, A., Farb, N. A., & Froeliger, B. (2013). State Mindfulness During Meditation Predicts Enhanced Cognitive Reappraisal. Mindfulness, 6(2), 234–242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-013-0250-6

Memory for general and specific value information in younger and older adults: Measuring the limits of strategic control

Memory & Cognition / Jun 01, 2007

Castel, A. D., Farb, N. A. S., & Craik, F. I. M. (2007). Memory for general and specific value information in younger and older adults: Measuring the limits of strategic control. Memory & Cognition, 35(4), 689–700. https://doi.org/10.3758/bf03193307

Microdosing psychedelics: personality, mental health, and creativity differences in microdosers

Psychopharmacology / Jan 02, 2019

Anderson, T., Petranker, R., Rosenbaum, D., Weissman, C. R., Dinh-Williams, L.-A., Hui, K., Hapke, E., & Farb, N. A. S. (2019). Microdosing psychedelics: personality, mental health, and creativity differences in microdosers. Psychopharmacology, 236(2), 731–740. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-5106-2

Mood-Linked Responses in Medial Prefrontal Cortex Predict Relapse in Patients with Recurrent Unipolar Depression

Biological Psychiatry / Aug 01, 2011

Farb, N. A. S., Anderson, A. K., Bloch, R. T., & Segal, Z. V. (2011). Mood-Linked Responses in Medial Prefrontal Cortex Predict Relapse in Patients with Recurrent Unipolar Depression. Biological Psychiatry, 70(4), 366–372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.03.009

Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depressive disorder with either mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or cognitive therapy.

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology / Feb 01, 2018

Farb, N., Anderson, A., Ravindran, A., Hawley, L., Irving, J., Mancuso, E., Gulamani, T., Williams, G., Ferguson, A., & Segal, Z. V. (2018). Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depressive disorder with either mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(2), 200–204. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000266

Attentional and affective consequences of technology supported mindfulness training: a randomised, active control, efficacy trial

BMC Psychology / Nov 29, 2016

Bhayee, S., Tomaszewski, P., Lee, D. H., Moffat, G., Pino, L., Moreno, S., & Farb, N. A. S. (2016). Attentional and affective consequences of technology supported mindfulness training: a randomised, active control, efficacy trial. BMC Psychology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-016-0168-6

Intrinsic medial temporal lobe connectivity relates to individual differences in episodic autobiographical remembering

Cortex / Jan 01, 2016

Sheldon, S., Farb, N., Palombo, D. J., & Levine, B. (2016). Intrinsic medial temporal lobe connectivity relates to individual differences in episodic autobiographical remembering. Cortex, 74, 206–216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2015.11.005

Mechanisms of Mindfulness in Communication Training

Journal of Applied Communication Research / Nov 01, 2011

Huston, D. C., Garland, E. L., & Farb, N. A. S. (2011). Mechanisms of Mindfulness in Communication Training. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 39(4), 406–421. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2011.608696

Salience Network Resting-State Activity

JAMA Neurology / Aug 19, 2013

Day, G. S., Farb, N. A. S., Tang-Wai, D. F., Masellis, M., Black, S. E., Freedman, M., Pollock, B. G., & Chow, T. W. (2013). Salience Network Resting-State Activity. JAMA Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.3258

Do Lifestyle Activities Protect Against Cognitive Decline in Aging? A Review

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience / Nov 20, 2017

Christie, G. J., Hamilton, T., Manor, B. D., Farb, N. A. S., Farzan, F., Sixsmith, A., Temprado, J.-J., & Moreno, S. (2017). Do Lifestyle Activities Protect Against Cognitive Decline in Aging? A Review. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00381

From Retreat Center to Clinic to Boardroom? Perils and Promises of the Modern Mindfulness Movement

Religions / Nov 06, 2014

Farb, N. (2014). From Retreat Center to Clinic to Boardroom? Perils and Promises of the Modern Mindfulness Movement. Religions, 5(4), 1062–1086. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel5041062

The role of overt attention in emotion-modulated memory.

Emotion / Jan 01, 2011

Riggs, L., McQuiggan, D. A., Farb, N., Anderson, A. K., & Ryan, J. D. (2011). The role of overt attention in emotion-modulated memory. Emotion, 11(4), 776–785. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0022591

Practice of therapy acquired regulatory skills and depressive relapse/recurrence prophylaxis following cognitive therapy or mindfulness based cognitive therapy.

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology / Feb 01, 2019

Segal, Z. V., Anderson, A. K., Gulamani, T., Dinh Williams, L.-A., Desormeau, P., Ferguson, A., Walsh, K., & Farb, N. A. S. (2019). Practice of therapy acquired regulatory skills and depressive relapse/recurrence prophylaxis following cognitive therapy or mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(2), 161–170. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000351

The influence of self-regulatory focus on encoding of, and memory for, emotional words

Social Neuroscience / Mar 01, 2007

Touryan, S. R., Johnson, M. K., Mitchell, K. J., Farb, N., Cunningham, W. A., & Raye, C. L. (2007). The influence of self-regulatory focus on encoding of, and memory for, emotional words. Social Neuroscience, 2(1), 14–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470910601046829

Emotions: form follows function

Current Opinion in Neurobiology / Jun 01, 2013

Farb, N. A., Chapman, H. A., & Anderson, A. K. (2013). Emotions: form follows function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 23(3), 393–398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2013.01.015

Psychedelic Research and the Need for Transparency: Polishing Alice’s Looking Glass

Frontiers in Psychology / Jul 10, 2020

Petranker, R., Anderson, T., & Farb, N. (2020). Psychedelic Research and the Need for Transparency: Polishing Alice’s Looking Glass. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01681

Meditation Benefits and Drawbacks: Empirical Codebook and Implications for Teaching

Journal of Cognitive Enhancement / Jan 14, 2019

Anderson, T., Suresh, M., & Farb, N. A. (2019). Meditation Benefits and Drawbacks: Empirical Codebook and Implications for Teaching. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 3(2), 207–220. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41465-018-00119-y

Change your stomach, change your mind

New Scientist / May 01, 2012

Murphy, S. (2012). Change your stomach, change your mind. New Scientist, 214(2865), 42–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0262-4079(12)61302-5

What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness?

Clinical Psychology Review / Nov 01, 2021

Choi, E., Farb, N., Pogrebtsova, E., Gruman, J., & Grossmann, I. (2021). What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness? Clinical Psychology Review, 89, 102085. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2021.102085

Functional connectivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder and its subtypes

Psychological Medicine / May 23, 2019

Ravindran, A., Richter, M., Jain, T., Ravindran, L., Rector, N., & Farb, N. (2019). Functional connectivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder and its subtypes. Psychological Medicine, 50(7), 1173–1181. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033291719001090

Personalising Practice Using Preferences for Meditation Anchor Modality

Frontiers in Psychology / Dec 11, 2018

Anderson, T., & Farb, N. A. S. (2018). Personalising Practice Using Preferences for Meditation Anchor Modality. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02521

Focus on the breath: Brain decoding reveals internal states of attention during meditation

Nov 04, 2018

Weng, H. Y., Lewis-Peacock, J. A., Hecht, F. M., Uncapher, M. R., Ziegler, D. A., Farb, N. A. S., Goldman, V., Skinner, S., Duncan, L. G., Chao, M. T., & Gazzaley, A. (2018). Focus on the breath: Brain decoding reveals internal states of attention during meditation. https://doi.org/10.1101/461590

The metronome response task for measuring mind wandering: Replication attempt and extension of three studies by Seli et al

Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics / Sep 30, 2020

Anderson, T., Petranker, R., Lin, H., & Farb, N. A. S. (2020). The metronome response task for measuring mind wandering: Replication attempt and extension of three studies by Seli et al. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 83(1), 315–330. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-020-02131-x

Thiamine prescribing practices within university-affiliated hospitals: A multicenter retrospective review

Journal of Hospital Medicine / Feb 03, 2015

Day, G. S., Ladak, S., Curley, K., Farb, N. A. S., Masiowski, P., Pringsheim, T., Ritchie, M., Cheung, A., Jansen, S., Methot, L., Neville, H. L., Bates, D., Lowe, D., Fernandes, N., Ferland, A., & Martin del Campo, C. (2015). Thiamine prescribing practices within university-affiliated hospitals: A multicenter retrospective review. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 10(4), 246–253. https://doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2324

Interoceptive appraisal and mental health

Oxford Scholarship Online / Nov 22, 2018

Farb, N. A. S., & Logie, K. (2018). Interoceptive appraisal and mental health. Oxford Scholarship Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198811930.003.0012

Editorial: Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health

Frontiers in Psychology / Dec 01, 2016

Farb, N., & Mehling, W. E. (2016). Editorial: Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01898

Frontoparietal and Default Mode Network Contributions to Self-Referential Processing in Social Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience / Aug 02, 2021

Dixon, M. L., Moodie, C. A., Goldin, P. R., Farb, N., Heimberg, R. G., Zhang, J., & Gross, J. J. (2021). Frontoparietal and Default Mode Network Contributions to Self-Referential Processing in Social Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 22(1), 187–198. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-021-00933-6

Facial emotion recognition in children treated for posterior fossa tumours and typically developing children: A divergence of predictors

NeuroImage: Clinical / Jan 01, 2019

Moxon-Emre, I., Farb, N. A. S., Oyefiade, A. A., Bouffet, E., Laughlin, S., Skocic, J., de Medeiros, C. B., & Mabbott, D. J. (2019). Facial emotion recognition in children treated for posterior fossa tumours and typically developing children: A divergence of predictors. NeuroImage: Clinical, 23, 101886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101886

Can neuroimaging inform economic theories of decision making?

Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics / Jan 01, 2013

Farb, N. (2013). Can neuroimaging inform economic theories of decision making? Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics, 1. https://doi.org/10.2147/nan.s39339

Towards a neuroimaging biomarker of depression vulnerability

Translational Neuroscience / Jan 01, 2011

Farb, N., Segal, Z., & Anderson, A. (2011). Towards a neuroimaging biomarker of depression vulnerability. Translational Neuroscience, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.2478/s13380-011-0033-2

The Neuroscience of Hypo-Egoic Processes

Oxford Handbooks Online / Oct 05, 2016

Farb, N., Desormeau, P. A., & Dinh-Williams, L. (2016). The Neuroscience of Hypo-Egoic Processes. Oxford Handbooks Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328079.013.8

The impact of a brief mindfulness training on interoception: A randomized controlled trial

PLOS ONE / Sep 07, 2022

Lima-Araujo, G. L. de, de Sousa Júnior, G. M., Mendes, T., Demarzo, M., Farb, N., Barros de Araujo, D., & Sousa, M. B. C. de. (2022). The impact of a brief mindfulness training on interoception: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS ONE, 17(9), e0273864. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273864

Eye Movements and White Matter are Associated with Emotional Control in Children Treated for Brain Tumors

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society / May 27, 2020

Moxon-Emre, I., Taylor, M. J., Farb, N. A. S., Oyefiade, A. A., Taylor, M. D., Bouffet, E., Laughlin, S., Skocic, J., de Medeiros, C. B., & Mabbott, D. J. (2020). Eye Movements and White Matter are Associated with Emotional Control in Children Treated for Brain Tumors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 26(10), 978–992. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1355617720000491

Static and treatment-responsive brain biomarkers of depression relapse vulnerability following prophylactic psychotherapy: Evidence from a randomized control trial

NeuroImage: Clinical / Jan 01, 2022

Farb, N. A. S., Desormeau, P., Anderson, A. K., & Segal, Z. V. (2022). Static and treatment-responsive brain biomarkers of depression relapse vulnerability following prophylactic psychotherapy: Evidence from a randomized control trial. NeuroImage: Clinical, 34, 102969. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2022.102969

The Effect of Intravenous Citalopram on the Neural Substrates of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences / Jul 01, 2016

Bhikram, T. P., Farb, N. A. S., Ravindran, L. N., Papadopoulos, Y. G., Conn, D. K., Pollock, B. G., & Ravindran, A. V. (2016). The Effect of Intravenous Citalopram on the Neural Substrates of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 28(3), 243–247. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.15090213

The Metronome Counting Task for measuring meta-awareness

Behavior Research Methods / Jun 09, 2020

Anderson, T., & Farb, N. A. S. (2020). The Metronome Counting Task for measuring meta-awareness. Behavior Research Methods, 52(6), 2646–2656. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-020-01418-z

Mirroring Neurostimulation Outcomes Through Behavioral Interventions to Improve Creative Performance

Jul 16, 2021

Sahar, A., Farb, N., & Shu, L. H. (2021). Mirroring Neurostimulation Outcomes Through Behavioral Interventions to Improve Creative Performance. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.0001963v

The observing self: Diminishing egocentrism through brief mindfulness meditation

European Journal of Social Psychology / Feb 10, 2016

Golubickis, M., Tan, L. B. G., Falben, J. K., & Macrae, C. N. (2016). The observing self: Diminishing egocentrism through brief mindfulness meditation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46(4), 521–527. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2186

Clarifying Internally-Directed Cognition: A Commentary on the Attention to Thoughts Model

Psychological Inquiry / Oct 02, 2022

Vago, D. R., Farb, N., & Spreng, R. N. (2022). Clarifying Internally-Directed Cognition: A Commentary on the Attention to Thoughts Model. Psychological Inquiry, 33(4), 261–272. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840x.2022.2141005

Meta-Cognition with a Heart: Mindfulness, Therapy, and the Cultivation of Wisdom

Psychological Inquiry / Apr 02, 2020

Farb, N. A. S. (2020). Meta-Cognition with a Heart: Mindfulness, Therapy, and the Cultivation of Wisdom. Psychological Inquiry, 31(2), 164–167. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840x.2020.1750913

Can Contemplative Science Bring Meditation to (Western) Life?

Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications / Oct 09, 2013

Farb, N. A. S. (2013). Can Contemplative Science Bring Meditation to (Western) Life? Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality, 243–259. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01634-4_14

An experimental test of the mindfulness-to-meaning theory: Casual pathways between decentering, reappraisal, and well-being.

Emotion / May 11, 2023

Wang, Y., Garland, E. L., & Farb, N. A. S. (2023). An experimental test of the mindfulness-to-meaning theory: Casual pathways between decentering, reappraisal, and well-being. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0001252

Neurobiology of Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Biopsychosocial Factors of Stress, and Mindfulness for Stress Reduction / Jan 01, 2021

Desormeau, P. A., & Farb, N. A. S. (2021). Neurobiology of Mindfulness-Based Interventions. Biopsychosocial Factors of Stress, and Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, 225–261. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81245-4_10

First-episode major depression and treatment with escitalopram: an fMRI study

European Neuropsychopharmacology / Oct 01, 2016

Ravindran, A., Harkness, K., Ravindran, L., Jain, T., & Farb, N. (2016). First-episode major depression and treatment with escitalopram: an fMRI study. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26, S467. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0924-977x(16)31464-x

Training to strengthen the mental self-boundary (Self-Boundary Awareness Training, SBAT) results in greater mindfulness: How self-boundary awareness increases mindfulness

Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal / Jan 25, 2017

Blaser, K. (2017). Training to strengthen the mental self-boundary (Self-Boundary Awareness Training, SBAT) results in greater mindfulness: How self-boundary awareness increases mindfulness. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.41.2556

Explicit Intensity Control for Accented Text-to-speech

INTERSPEECH 2023 / Aug 20, 2023

Liu, R., Zuo, H., Hu, D., Gao, G., & Li, H. (2023). Explicit Intensity Control for Accented Text-to-speech. INTERSPEECH 2023. https://doi.org/10.21437/interspeech.2023-2270

Interoceptive Awareness of the Breath Preserves Attention and Language Networks amidst Widespread Cortical Deactivation: A Within-Participant Neuroimaging Study

eneuro / Jun 01, 2023

Farb, N. A. S., Zuo, Z., & Price, C. J. (2023). Interoceptive Awareness of the Breath Preserves Attention and Language Networks amidst Widespread Cortical Deactivation: A Within-Participant Neuroimaging Study. Eneuro, 10(6), ENEURO.0088-23.2023. https://doi.org/10.1523/eneuro.0088-23.2023

Resting-state neural mechanisms of capability for suicide and their interaction with pain – A CAN-BIND-05 Study

Journal of Affective Disorders / Jun 01, 2023

Wang, S., Kennedy, S. H., Salomons, T. V., Ceniti, A. K., McInerney, S. J., Bergmans, Y., Pizzagalli, D. A., Farb, N., Turecki, G., Schweizer, T. A., Churchill, N., Sinyor, M., & Rizvi, S. J. (2023). Resting-state neural mechanisms of capability for suicide and their interaction with pain – A CAN-BIND-05 Study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 330, 139–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.02.147

Continuation of Antidepressants vs Sequential Psychological Interventions to Prevent Relapse in Depression

JAMA Psychiatry / Aug 01, 2021

Breedvelt, J. J. F., Warren, F. C., Segal, Z., Kuyken, W., & Bockting, C. L. (2021). Continuation of Antidepressants vs Sequential Psychological Interventions to Prevent Relapse in Depression. JAMA Psychiatry, 78(8), 868. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0823

Contemplating movement: A randomized control trial of yoga training for mental health

Mental Health and Physical Activity / Oct 01, 2022

Eusebio, J., Forbes, B., Sahyoun, C., Vago, D. R., Lazar, S. W., & Farb, N. (2022). Contemplating movement: A randomized control trial of yoga training for mental health. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 23, 100483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2022.100483

Static and Treatment-Responsive Brain Biomarkers of Depression Recurrence Following Prophylactic Psychotherapy

Biological Psychiatry / May 01, 2021

Farb, N., Anderson, A., & Segal, Z. (2021). Static and Treatment-Responsive Brain Biomarkers of Depression Recurrence Following Prophylactic Psychotherapy. Biological Psychiatry, 89(9), S36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.02.107

Review: high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves symptoms of treatment resistant major depression

Evidence-Based Mental Health / Jul 24, 2009

Review: high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves symptoms of treatment resistant major depression. (2009). Evidence-Based Mental Health, 12(3), 81–81. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebmh.12.3.81

More than just a bed: mental health service users’ experiences of self-referral admission

International Journal of Mental Health Systems / Feb 25, 2016

Olsø, T. M., Gudde, C. B., Moljord, I. E. O., Evensen, G. H., Antonsen, D. Ø., & Eriksen, L. (2016). More than just a bed: mental health service users’ experiences of self-referral admission. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-016-0045-y

Ovoid Mitochondrial Cytoplasmic Complex (OMC)

Encyclopedia of Parasitology / Jan 01, 2016

Ovoid Mitochondrial Cytoplasmic Complex (OMC). (2016). Encyclopedia of Parasitology, 2024–2024. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2270

RCN wants CPR training in schools

Nursing Children and Young People / Jul 08, 2016

RCN wants CPR training in schools. (2016). Nursing Children and Young People, 28(6), 7–7. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.28.6.7.s5

Cognitive behavioural therapy enhances compensatory neural circuitry in obsessive compulsive disorder

European Neuropsychopharmacology / Oct 01, 2016

Ravindran, A., Richter, M., Jain, T., Ravindran, L., Rector, N., & Farb, N. (2016). Cognitive behavioural therapy enhances compensatory neural circuitry in obsessive compulsive disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26, S621–S622. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0924-977x(16)31709-6

Presenilin genes in Alzheimer's diseases

Biological Psychiatry / Jul 01, 1997

Rogaev, E. I. (1997). Presenilin genes in Alzheimer’s diseases. Biological Psychiatry, 42(1), 210S-211S. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0006-3223(97)87778-5

Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation

Psychosomatic Medicine / Jul 01, 2003

Davidson, R. J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., Rosenkranz, M., Muller, D., Santorelli, S. F., Urbanowski, F., Harrington, A., Bonus, K., & Sheridan, J. F. (2003). Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65(4), 564–570. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.psy.0000077505.67574.e3

Book Review: The Neuroscience of Psychological Therapies

The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / Sep 01, 2008

Farb, N. A., & Segal, Z. V. (2008). Book Review: The Neuroscience of Psychological Therapies. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 53(9), 633–633. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674370805300911

Physiological response to positive and negative events is moderated by regulatory focus

PsycEXTRA Dataset / Jan 01, 2006

Farb, N., Cunningham, W. A., & Anderson, A. K. (2006). Physiological response to positive and negative events is moderated by regulatory focus. PsycEXTRA Dataset. https://doi.org/10.1037/e633962013-780

The Science behind ‘Mood Food’, the Link between Diet and Depression/Anxiety: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where to Next

NSNZ 2021 / Apr 19, 2022

Bear, T. (2022). The Science behind ‘Mood Food’, the Link between Diet and Depression/Anxiety: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where to Next. NSNZ 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/msf2022009007

Períodos de sesiones de la conferencia ministerial de la OMC

Conferencias ministeriales de la OMC / Nov 01, 2019

Períodos de sesiones de la conferencia ministerial de la OMC. (2019). Conferencias Ministeriales de La OMC. https://doi.org/10.30875/5fe46fa1-es

Períodos de sesiones de la conferencia ministerial de la OMC

Conferencias ministeriales de la OMC / Nov 01, 2019

Períodos de sesiones de la conferencia ministerial de la OMC. (2019). Conferencias Ministeriales de La OMC. https://doi.org/10.30875/5fe46fa1-es

A machine learning approach towards the differentiation between interoceptive and exteroceptive attention

European Journal of Neuroscience / May 24, 2023

Zuo, Z. X., Price, C. J., & Farb, N. A. S. (2023). A machine learning approach towards the differentiation between interoceptive and exteroceptive attention. European Journal of Neuroscience, 58(2), 2523–2546. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.16045

Exploring the Use of Large Language Models for Improving the Awareness of Mindfulness

Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems / Apr 19, 2023

Kumar, H., Wang, Y., Shi, J., Musabirov, I., Farb, N. A. S., & Williams, J. J. (2023). Exploring the Use of Large Language Models for Improving the Awareness of Mindfulness. Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3585614

Walking the Talk: a Randomized Trial Exploring the Role of Mindfulness Booster Sessions on Skill Acquisition Following Workshop Attendance

Mindfulness / Mar 15, 2023

Radosavljevic, J., & Farb, N. A. S. (2023). Walking the Talk: a Randomized Trial Exploring the Role of Mindfulness Booster Sessions on Skill Acquisition Following Workshop Attendance. Mindfulness, 14(4), 891–907. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-023-02091-x

Web-based training for post-secondary student well-being during the pandemic: a randomized trial

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping / May 26, 2022

Wang, Y., & Farb, N. A. S. (2022). Web-based training for post-secondary student well-being during the pandemic: a randomized trial. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 36(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2022.2079637

A Machine Learning Approach Towards the Differentiation Between Interoceptive and Exteroceptive Attention

Jun 13, 2022

Zuo, Z. X., Price, C. J., & Farb, N. A. S. (2022). A Machine Learning Approach Towards the Differentiation Between Interoceptive and Exteroceptive Attention. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.06.10.495649

Interoceptive Awareness of the Breath Preserves Dorsal Attention Network Activity amidst Widespread Cortical Deactivation: A Within-Participant Neuroimaging Study

May 29, 2022

Farb, N. A. S., Zuo, Z., & Price, C. J. (2022). Interoceptive Awareness of the Breath Preserves Dorsal Attention Network Activity amidst Widespread Cortical Deactivation: A Within-Participant Neuroimaging Study. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.27.493743

Brief daily self-care reflection for undergraduate well-being: a randomized control trial of an online intervention

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping / Jul 27, 2021

Fiodorova, A., & Farb, N. (2021). Brief daily self-care reflection for undergraduate well-being: a randomized control trial of an online intervention. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 35(2), 158–170. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2021.1949000

Modeling the mindfulness‐to‐meaning theory's mindful reappraisal hypothesis: Replication with longitudinal data from a randomized controlled study

Stress and Health / Mar 09, 2021

Hanley, A. W., Vibe, M., Solhaug, I., Farb, N., Goldin, P. R., Gross, J. J., & Garland, E. L. (2021). Modeling the mindfulness‐to‐meaning theory’s mindful reappraisal hypothesis: Replication with longitudinal data from a randomized controlled study. Stress and Health, 37(4), 778–789. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3035

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Interventions for Mood in Older Adults: How Do Qualitative Experiences Inform Clinical Response?

Mindfulness / Apr 23, 2021

Farb, N. A. S., Murchison, J., Madan, R., Goldberg, H., Grief, C., Conn, D., & Khatri, N. (2021). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Interventions for Mood in Older Adults: How Do Qualitative Experiences Inform Clinical Response? Mindfulness, 12(7), 1733–1747. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-021-01636-2

Psychedelic research and the need for transparency - Polishing Alice’s Looking Glass

May 27, 2020

Petranker, R., Anderson, T., & Farb, N. A. S. (2020). Psychedelic research and the need for transparency - Polishing Alice’s Looking Glass. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/vgt3r

A Smartphone App–Based Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

JMIR Research Protocols / May 11, 2020

Subnis, U. B., Farb, N. A., Piedalue, K.-A. L., Speca, M., Lupichuk, S., Tang, P. A., Faris, P., Thoburn, M., Saab, B. J., & Carlson, L. E. (2020). A Smartphone App–Based Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(5), e15178. https://doi.org/10.2196/15178

What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness?

Feb 05, 2020

Choi, E., Farb, N. A. S., Pogrebtsova, E., Gruman, J., & Grossmann, I. (2020). What do people mean when they talk about mindfulness? https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qwydx

Emotion Regulation in Social Anxiety Disorder: Reappraisal and Acceptance of Negative Self-beliefs

Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging / Jan 01, 2020

Dixon, M. L., Moodie, C. A., Goldin, P. R., Farb, N., Heimberg, R. G., & Gross, J. J. (2020). Emotion Regulation in Social Anxiety Disorder: Reappraisal and Acceptance of Negative Self-beliefs. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 5(1), 119–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2019.07.009

The Metronome Counting Task for Measuring Meta-awareness

Nov 07, 2019

Anderson, T., & Farb, N. A. S. (2019). The Metronome Counting Task for Measuring Meta-awareness. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/pswc4

A Smartphone App–Based Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)

Aug 19, 2019

Subnis, U. B., Farb, N. A., Piedalue, K.-A. L., Speca, M., Lupichuk, S., Tang, P. A., Faris, P., Thoburn, M., Saab, B. J., & Carlson, L. E. (2019). A Smartphone App–Based Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint). https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.15178

Effects of a Mindfulness Meditation App on Subjective Well-Being: Active Randomized Controlled Trial and Experience Sampling Study

JMIR Mental Health / Jan 08, 2019

Walsh, K. M., Saab, B. J., & Farb, N. A. (2019). Effects of a Mindfulness Meditation App on Subjective Well-Being: Active Randomized Controlled Trial and Experience Sampling Study. JMIR Mental Health, 6(1), e10844. https://doi.org/10.2196/10844

Focus on the breath: Brain decoding reveals internal states of attention during meditation

Nov 07, 2018

Weng, H., Lewis-Peacock, J., Hecht, F., Uncapher, M., Ziegler, D., Farb, N. A. S., Goldman, V., Skinner, S., Duncan, L., Chao, M., & Gazzaley, A. (2018). Focus on the breath: Brain decoding reveals internal states of attention during meditation. https://doi.org/10.31231/osf.io/9jxqf

Microdosing Psychedelics: Personality, mental health, and creativity differences in microdosers

Nov 02, 2018

Anderson, T., Petranker, R., Rosenbaum, D., Weissman, C., Dinh-Williams, L.-A., Hui, K., Hapke, E., & Farb, N. A. S. (2018). Microdosing Psychedelics: Personality, mental health, and creativity differences in microdosers. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/gk4jd

Effects of a Mindfulness Meditation App on Subjective Well-Being: Active Randomized Controlled Trial and Experience Sampling Study (Preprint)

Apr 20, 2018

Walsh, K. M., Saab, B. J., & Farb, N. A. (2018). Effects of a Mindfulness Meditation App on Subjective Well-Being: Active Randomized Controlled Trial and Experience Sampling Study (Preprint). https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.10844

Personalizing Practice using Preferences for Meditation Anchor Modality

Sep 10, 2017

Anderson, T., & Farb, N. A. S. (2017). Personalizing Practice using Preferences for Meditation Anchor Modality. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/n75pk

Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory - Mindfulness Broadens Awareness and Builds Eudaimonic Meaning: A Process Model of Mindful Positive Emotion Regulation

Aug 16, 2017

Garland, E., Farb, N. A. S., goldin, philippe, & Fredrickson, B. (2017). Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory - Mindfulness Broadens Awareness and Builds Eudaimonic Meaning: A Process Model of Mindful Positive Emotion Regulation. https://doi.org/10.31231/osf.io/ea2q4

A two-factor model of relapse/recurrence vulnerability in unipolar depression.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology / Feb 01, 2015

Farb, N. A. S., Irving, J. A., Anderson, A. K., & Segal, Z. V. (2015). A two-factor model of relapse/recurrence vulnerability in unipolar depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(1), 38–53. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000031

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