Antoine Lutz, Ph.D., scientist from INSERM (French Medical Research Institute) at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center.
Dr. Antoine Lutz is a tenured scientist (Chargé de Recherche) at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CNRL), INSERM, France. He did his PhD in cognitive sciences in Paris, France with Francisco Varela and his postdoctoral work with Richard Davidson, at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. After working for ten years in the US as a research scientist, he joined the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center in France in January 2013.
His research team focuses on investigating the neurophysiological basis of mindfulness and compassion meditations and their impact on consciousness, attention and emotion regulations, and pain perception as measured by cognitive, affective and social neuroimaging paradigms using EEG, MEG, intra-cortical EEG, and fMRI.
His research is currently funded by an European ERC consolidator grant (Brain&Mindfulness, 2014-2019). He is also participating in an European consortium investigating the impact of meditation training and meditation expertise on the ageing brain (Meditageing, H2020, 2016-2021).