Helen Weng is a postdoctoral scholar at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She completed her degree in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014, and conducted her dissertation research at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center. Her paper “Compassion training alters altruism and neural responses to suffering” was published in Psychological Science in 2013 with coauthors Andrew Fox, Alexander Shackman, Diane Stodola, Jessica Kirkland Caldwell, Matthew Olson, Gregory Rogers, and Richard Davidson.
Published in: TransformationCan you train your brain to be more compassionate?
We found changes in regions associated with empathy, emotion regulation and reward processing.