Langer’s books, written for general and academic readers, include Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming An Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity, and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her most recent book The Handbook of Mindfulness is an anthology that brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness.
She is the recipient of four Distinguished Scientist Awards and the Liberty Science Genius Award.
We discuss her famous “counterclockwise” studies and her claims that mindfulness leads to powerful improvements in health generally, and specific improvements in memory, vision, and hearing. Among Langer’s six academic books and 200 research articles is her extensive work on the placebo effect.