I'm a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
My specialization is longitudinal data analysis applied to empirical studies of
psychological of behavioral phenomena. I'm currently engaged in two research
initiatives: (1) The Manchester Longitudinal Study of Cognition - an investigation of
life-style predictors of age-related declines in mental functioning, and
(2) The Shamatha Project - a study of the psycho-physiological effects of
intensive meditation training.
Aichele, S.R., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., James, S., & Grimm, K. (2014). Attitudinal and behavioral characteristics predict high risk sexual activity in rural Tanzanian youth. PLoS ONE, 9 (6), e99986.
Jacobs, T.L., Epel, E. S., Lin, J. Blackburn, E. H., Wolkowitz, O. M., Bridwell, D.A.,
Zanesco, A.P., Aichele, S.R., Sahdra, B.K., Maclean, K. A, King, B.G., Shaver, P.R.,
Rosenberg, E.L., Ferrer, E., Wallace, B. A. & Saron, C.D. (2011).
Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological
mediators. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 664-681.
Sahdra, B. K., MacLean, K. A., Shaver, P. R., Ferrer, E., Rosenberg, E., Jacobs, T. L., Zanesco, A.,
Aichele, S., King, B., Bridwell, D., Lavy., S. Mangun, G. R., Wallace, B. A.,
& Saron, C. D. (in press). Dynamic influence of cognitive response inhibition on adaptive psychological
functioning during intensive meditation training.
MacLean, K.A., Ferrer, E., Aichele, S.R.,
Bridwell, D.A., Zanesco, A.P., Jacobs, T.L., King, B.G., Rosenberg, E.L.,
Sahdra, B.K., Shaver, P.R., Wallace, A.B., Mangun, G.R., & Saron, C.D.
(2010). Intensive meditation training leads to improvements in
perceptual discrimination and sustained attention.
Psychological Science, 21, 829-839.
MacLean, K.A., Aichele, S.R., Bridwell, D.A.,
Mangun, G.R., Wojciulik, E., & Saron, C.D. (2009). Interactions between
Endogenous and Exogenous Attention during Vigilance.
Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71, 1042-1058.