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Heather Jaskirat Wild, PhD

Assistant Professor
Location: Helfgott Research Institute, NCNM Administration Building, Suite 250
Phone: 503-552-1747
Fax: 503-227-3750

Dr. Wild received a PhD in Cognitive Science and Psychology from Indiana University, where she trained extensively in quantitative methods, statistics, mathematical modeling, and electrophysiology. Her focus was on the psychophysics of visual perception. Her areas of interest include cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, and mind-body medicine.

Dr. Wild recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health and Science University, where she worked as part of the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND). There she studied the psychological and physiological effects of meditation using EEG and behavioral experiments. These studies utilized physiological and neuropsychological measures.

Dr. Wild’s expertise is in EEG data analysis; she uses sophisticated signal processing methodology to examine novel applications of EEG analysis to understanding the effects of meditation on the brain. She continues studying mind-body medicine at NCNM where she is involved in a study of the effects of meditation training on stress and quality of life. She also provides mentorship and biostatistical support for various student research projects at NCNM.