Yes! The Headspace science team is committed to studying the impact and efficacy of the app on various mental and physical health outcomes. To-date, we have over 56 collaborations with external researchers to evaluate the effect of Headspace. There are currently 9 published studies using Headspace that have shown it can help improve focus, increase compassion, and decrease aggression. All of the current published studies were conducted by external researchers at universities. Headspace provides free subscriptions to the app for purposes of the study but is not involved in the process otherwise.
Here is some more information about the published pilot studies using Headspace:
- In a study with university students, 3 weeks of Headspace resulted in 23% more compassionate behavior.*
- In another study with students, 3 weeks of Headspace resulted in 57% less aggressive behavior.*
- In a study examining Headspace impact on mind-wandering and distraction, 4 weeks of Headspace resulted in 14% increase in focus.*
*The Headspace science team is committed to conducting research on our product to ensure it delivers benefits to our users. While our research is in progress, it's important to note that Headspace is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Check out www.headspace.com/science for more info on our research.