Dr. Nancy Craigmyle Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Meditation Research and Development
Craigmyle is highly regarded for four decades of work exploring the physiological
basis for the changes in mind and body initiated by meditation
VERO BEACH, FL, June 17, 2016, Nancy Craigmyle has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A celebrated expert in meditation, salience detecting, anterior cingulate, locus coeruleus and norepinephrine, Craigmyle has dedicated more than four decades of her career to researching the beneficial effects of meditation on the human body and mind. In her research, she has connected the known functions of the brain to the “awareness of mind wandering,” “shifting,” and “sustained attention” that come out of meditation. In doing so, Craigmyle has explored in detail the interrelationship of the anterior cingulate with the integrated central and peripheral norepinephrine system, the principal neuromodulating system that optimizes attention and behavioral plasticity in changing environments and may contribute to the beneficial effects of meditation. Although retired from her professional work in the field of meditation, Craigmyle’s passion is demonstrated in her continued field projects. Most recently, she published a paper on the physiological effects of meditation that has captured the attention of noteworthy professionals and key experts across the country.
Craigmyle’s successes derive from her extensive educational background. She studied at Columbia University in New York City and achieved a Bachelor of Arts before attending the University of South Carolina, Columbia for a graduate degree and Ph.D. Along the way, Craigmyle established her reputation of excellence as a research assistant in the department of physiological psychology at The Rockefeller University in New York and as a research assistant at the neuroscience laboratory of the Veterans Administration Hospital several years later. Over the years, Craigmyle’s experiences influenced her perspective toward the physiological basis for changes in state during meditation. As she enjoys her retirement, she intends to continue exploring the mind, body and soul through scientifically supported meditation research.