Category Archives: cognitive psychology

How Much Does Science Know About Meditation?

Scientific understanding of meditation and mindfulness Continue reading

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Mirror Neurons – Embodied Cognition

Mirror neurons may have significant implications for meditators and spiritual practitioners. Continue reading

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Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Do you meditate or practice mindfulness? I am currently undertaking an academic survey into meditation and wellbeing. I would like to ask meditators over the age of 18 to complete a short anonymous questionnaire about their practice (it should take … Continue reading

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Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Mindfulness and Meditation Research

Title: Conceptual and methodological issues in research on mindfulness and meditation. Authors: Davidson, Richard J.; Kaszniak, Alfred W. Year: 2015 Summary: Notwithstanding over 45 years of research into meditation there are growing concerns about conceptual and methodological challenges in this … Continue reading

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Problems in the Definition of Mindfulness

Title: Is mindfulness present-centred and non-judgmental? A discussion of the cognitive dimensions of mindfulness Author: Georges Dreyfus Year: 2011 Summary: Amongst the issues that are publicly manifesting in the research of ‘mindfulness’ are fundamental problems achieving reliable and consistent understandings … Continue reading

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Challenges in Researching Mindfulness

Authors: Richard J. Davidson, Alfred W. Kaszniak Year: 2015 Title: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Research on Mindfulness and Meditation Summary: As western psychological investigation into meditation and mindfulness increases, concerns are being raised about how to understand and integrate … Continue reading

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