Dr. Julia C. Basso

Senior Research Associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


Dr. Basso holds a PhD in Behavioral and Neural Science from Rutgers University.  As a neuroscientist, dancer, and yoga instructor, she is fascinated by the brain's capacity for plasticity and the body's ability to shape the brain. Her research centers around understanding how physical activity and mindfulness practices affect the brain functionally, physiologically, and morphologically. She is currently working at the Addiction Recovery Research Center at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute researching the neurobehavioral factors that help promote and sustain healthy lifestyle choices in patients with food addictions.

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Covid-19, stress, and substance use disorders: Tips to help us all destress

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6 Reasons You Should Incorporate Meditation Into Your Daily Routine

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