We take "science based" seriously.
We know you care about delivering programs rooted in the most authoritative research in organizational psychology and neuroscience. And sure, you could be delving into academic texts for hours and extracting the crucial insights. But for those who would rather spend their time elsewhere, SIY Global is here to help.
At the heart of our mission is a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of science, ensuring our programs are always founded on the latest neuroscience research.
We've done all the heavy lifting—reading, researching, and consulting with leading experts—so you can get back to what matters most.
Introducing Search Inside Yourself, version 2.10
This fall, we’re releasing an updated version of our flagship program, Search Inside Yourself. We've poured over countless studies and liaised with premier neuroscientists to ensure you're receiving authoritative, up-to-date information on leadership and emotional intelligence.
By the numbers
studies confirmed as relevant and accurate
studies updated to reflect new research
studies added to bolster program content
Meet the Founding Members of Our Science Advisory Board
We formed the Science Advisory Board in the Spring of 2023 and intend to add a few more members over the coming year. This board will be the experts who will support SIY Global and SIYLI with insights and advice on how to ensure we are staying current with the latest and greatest research on the topics we teach.
Dr. Amishi Jha
Dr. Ekaterina Denkova
Dr. Amishi Jha
Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD, is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to her current post, she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S in Biological Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of California–Davis, and her post-doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging.
With grants from the Department of Defense and several private foundations, she leads research on the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, resilience, and performance in education, corporate, elite sports, first-responder, and military contexts.
Dr. Ekaterina Denkova
Dr. Denkova is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Assistant Director of the Neuroimaging Facility and Assistant Director of Research for the UMindfulness Initiative. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg after which she joined the University of Alberta as a CIHR Fellow. She serves as Co-investigator on several federally funded grants with Dr. Amishi Jha.
Dr. Denkova expertise is in cognitive and affective neuroscience. Using brain and behavioral methods, she studies the neural basis of cognitive and affective processes and their trainability with mindfulness training. Her program of research focuses on: 1) The interplay between cognitive and affective processes underlying personal memories and thoughts, such as mind- wandering, ruminations, and intrusions; 2) The impact of mindfulness training on these cognitive and affective processes in high-stress/high-demand professionals.
Jha Lab Collaboration
We're thrilled to partner with the Jha Lab at the University of Miami. Led by Dr. Amishi Jha, the Jha Lab’s research aims to understand: 1) How attention, working memory, and related executive functions exert their influence over information processing in the human brain; 2) Why these functions sometimes fail when we need them most; and 3) How to train them to work better.