Kindness Curriculum

Can a "Kindness Curriculum" help children manage their emotions and pay attention better?

Can we change the expression of our genes by training our minds?

Can we change the expression of our genes by training our minds?

Can we cultivate greater altruism through compassion training?

Can discoveries in neuroscience inform how we cultivate wellbeing?

Can we uncover new strategies to help Veterans cope after combat?

How do we ensure that children have the best chance
to succeed in life?


Led by world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison, conducts rigorous scientific research on healthy qualities of mind such as kindness, compassion, altruism, forgiveness, mindfulness and well-being.

Change your Mind. Change the World.

The work of the Center is rooted in the breakthrough insights of neuroplasticity - the discovery that our brains change throughout our lives in response to experience, suggesting that positive changes can be nurtured through mental training.

Join us on the journey of discovery.

The potential for this groundbreaking research is limitless, but advancing it depends on support from people like you. We encourage you to join our e-mail list and consider making a tax-deductible gift. Together we can help reduce suffering and increase happiness throughout the world.

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