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Rael Cahn, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
BCI 3629A McClintock Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Overview

Dr. Rael Cahn completed his PhD in Neurosciences in 2007 and received his medical degree in 2008 from UC San Diego in La Jolla, CA. He completed his residency with the UC Irvine Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program in 2014 and joined the USC faculty. Dr. Cahn has been researching and publishing on the clinical and brain effects of meditative practices throughout his medical and scientific career as well as teaching mindfulness meditation in group settings for medical professionals as well as patients. He is currently affiliated with the USC Brain and Creativity Insittute where he is conducting further psychological and brain research in the domains of behavioral and psychological interventions including mindfulness practices in states of health and psychiatric illness.

Awards

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Alliant University : Early Career Award for Contributions in Integrative Psychology, 2010

Publications

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Awakening is not a metaphor: the effects of Buddhist meditation practices on basic wakefulness. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Jan; 1307(1):64-81. View in: PubMed

Plasticity of visual attention in Isha yoga meditation practitioners before and after a 3-month retreat. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:914. View in: PubMed

Event-related delta, theta, alpha and gamma correlates to auditory oddball processing during Vipassana meditation. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013 Jan; 8(1):100-11. View in: PubMed

The 5-HT2A/1A agonist psilocybin disrupts modal object completion associated with visual hallucinations. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Mar 1; 69(5):399-406. View in: PubMed

Occipital gamma activation during Vipassana meditation. Cogn Process. 2010 Feb; 11(1):39-56. View in: PubMed

Meditation (Vipassana) and the P3a event-related brain potential. Int J Psychophysiol. 2009 Apr; 72(1):51-60. View in: PubMed

Effects of psilocybin on time perception and temporal control of behaviour in humans. J Psychopharmacol. 2007 Jan; 21(1):50-64. View in: PubMed

Meditation states and traits: EEG, ERP, and neuroimaging studies. Psychol Bull. 2006 Mar; 132(2):180-211. View in: PubMed

Bid regulation of neuronal apoptosis. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 2001 Jun 29; 128(2):187-90. View in: PubMed

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