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Scientific Rigor

At Headspace we see meditation as both a practice rooted in ancient history and a topic of modern science. This is why we are as equally committed to providing authentic expertise in meditation and also studying the science of meditation. Science has been an integral part of the Headspace business since day one. We recognize that the only way to know if we are achieving our goal of improving the health and happiness of the world is to measure it. That's where the research comes in.

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There are over 2,000 meditation apps out there, but Headspace is one of the only ones committed to advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically-validated research on our product. We are currently in progress on research studies with large national institutions that could be among the largest mindfulness meditation trials ever conducted. We are committed to ensuring Headspace can actually make an impact in our lives.

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7-person, in-house science department led by Chief Science Officer Dr. Megan Jones Bell, who has +14 years of experience running National Institutes of Health (NIH) and European Research Council (ERC)-funded clinical trials on digital health interventions.

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Currently in-process on 65+ research studies to scientifically validate the Headspace approach to meditation. The majority of these studies are being conducted by external third-party researchers with no association with Headspace.

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Studies are in partnership with 35+ of the most prestigious scientific research institutions and organizations such as Stanford and USC, run by leading mindfulness experts.

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25 published studies show the impact of Headspace on outcomes such as stress, focus, and compassion

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