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International, peer reviewed research articles:


Farb, N., Daubenmier, J. J., Price, C. J., Gard, T., Kerr, C., Dunn, B., KLein, A. C., Paulus, M. P., & Mehling, W. E. (2015). Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health. Name: Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 763. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00763


Gard, T. *, Taquet, M.*, Dixit, R., Hoelzel, B. K., Dickerson, B. C., & Lazar, S. (2015). Greater widespread functional connectivity of the caudate in older adults who practice kripalu yoga and vipassana meditation than in controls. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 137. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00137


Gard, T., Hölzel, B. K., & Lazar, S. W. (2014). The potential effects of meditation on age-related cognitive decline: a systematic review. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1307(1), 89-103. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12348


Gard, T., Taquet, M., Dixit, R., Hoelzel, B. K., de Montjoye, Y.-A., Brach, N., Salat, D., Dickerson, B. C., Gray, J. R., & Lazar, S. (2014). Fluid intelligence and brain functional organization in aging yoga and meditation practitioners. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6,76. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00076


Gard, T. (2014). Different neural correlates of facing pain with mindfulness: Contributions of strategy and skill: Comment on "Facing the experience of pain: A neuropsychological perspective" by Fabbro and Crescentini. Physics of life reviews, 11(3), 564-566. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2014.07.003


Gard, T.*, Noggle, J.*, Park, C.*, Vago, D. R.*, & Wilson, A.* (2014). Potential self-regulatory mechanisms of yoga for psychological health. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 770. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00770


Desbordes, G.*, Gard, T.*, Hoge, E. A.*, Hölzel, B. K.*, Kerr, C.*, Lazar, S. W.*, Olendzki, A.*, & Vago, D. R.* (2014). Moving Beyond Mindfulness: Defining Equanimity as an Outcome Measure in Meditation and Contemplative Research. Mindfulness, 6(2), 356-372. doi: 10.1007/s12671-013-0269-8


Hölzel, B. K., Hoge, E. A., Greve, D. N., Gard, T., Creswell, J. D., Brown, K. W., Barrett, L. F., Schwartz, C., Vaitl, D., & Lazar, S. W. (2013). Neural mechanisms of symptom improvements in generalized anxiety disorder following mindfulness training. NeuroImage: Clinical, 2(0), 448-458. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.03.011


Gard, T., Hölzel, B. K., Sack, A. T., Hempel, H., Lazar, S. W., Vaitl, D., & Ott, U. (2012). Pain Attenuation through Mindfulness is Associated with Decreased Cognitive Control and Increased Sensory Processing in the Brain. Cerebral Cortex, 22(11), 2692-2702. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr352


Gard, T., Brach, N., Hölzel, B. K., Noggle, J. J., Conboy, L. A., & Lazar, S. W. (2012). Effects of a yoga-based intervention for young adults on quality of life and perceived stress: The potential mediating roles of mindfulness and self-compassion. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 7(3), 165-175. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2012.667144


Hölzel, B., K. , Carmody, J., Vangel, M., Congleton,Christina, Yerramsetti, S., M. , Gard, T., & Lazar, S., W. . (2011). Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 191(1), 36-43. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2010.08.006


Hölzel, B. K., Lazar, S. W., Gard, T., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Vago, D. R., & Ott, U. (2011). How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(6), 537-559. doi: 10.1177/1745691611419671


Hölzel, B. K., Ott, U., Gard, T., Hempel, H., Weygandt, M., Morgen, K., & Vaitl, D. (2008). Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3(1), 55-61.





Tenney, M., & Gard, T. (2016). The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule. New York, NY: Wiley.


Gard, T. (2015). The neural and psychological mechanisms of yoga and mindfulness meditation. Maastricht: Gard.



Book chapters (2)


Gard, T., & Hölzel, B. (2015). Achtsamer Umgang mit Schmerz. In B. Hölzel & C. Brähler (Eds.), Achtsamkeit mitten im Leben. München, Germany: O.W. Barth.


Hölzel, B. K., Gard, T., & Ott, U. (2013). Mechanismen der Achtsamkeit: eine Betrachtung aus konzeptueller und neuronaler Perspektive. In A. Knuf & M. Hammer (Eds.), Achtsamkeit in der Arbeit mit psychisch kranken Menschen. Köln, Germany: Psychiatrie Verlag.