Category Archives: cognitive psychology

Meditation can change the size of your brain

The brain is plastic, to what extend does it undergo structural changes during meditation? Continue reading

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Spiritual based meditation may help preserve cognitive function

Whilst intensive meditation practice may improve cognitive function, sustained daily practice may help maintain it. Continue reading

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Deepening crisis in meditation research

Is contemporary mindfulness a meditation practice or something different? Continue reading

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Methodological problems in mindfulness research

Problems in how meditation is researched are highlighted in this meta study. But the paper stops short of explaining why its lost in a ‘theoretical mist’. Continue reading

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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

Meditators know the most about meditation, if science ignores them they miss a trick. Continue reading

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Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Mindfulness and Meditation Research

How to think about the research of contemplative science Continue reading

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Problems in the Definition of Mindfulness

What does mindfulness mean, how is the term used and how closely does it relate to the practice? Continue reading

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Challenges in Researching Mindfulness

Problems in the scientific research of meditation and mindfulness. Continue reading

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