Category Archives: neuroscience

How Much Does Science Know About Meditation?

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Investigating the Phenomenological Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices from a Neurocognitive Perspective

Title: Investigating the Phenomenological Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices from a Neurocognitive Perspective Authors: Antoine Lutz, Amishi P. Jha, John D. Dunne, Clifford D. Saron Year: 2015 Summary: This review of research into mindfulness summarises a significant amount of recent nonclinical … 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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Mindfulness Practice Leads To Increases in Regional Brain Grey Matter Density

Author: Britta K. Hölzela, James Carmodyc, Mark Vangela, Christina Congletona, Sita M. Yerramsettia, Tim Garda, Sara W. Lazara Year: 2011 Title: Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain grey matter density Summary: An investigation into the neural mechanisms that … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being

Authors: Brown KW, Ryan RM Year: 2003 Title: The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being Summary: Research assessing mindfulness practice from empirical and theoretical perspectives. In conclusion a clinical intervention study indicates a relationship between … Continue reading

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Neural correlates of attentional expertise in long-term meditation practitioners

Authors: J. A. Brefczynski-Lewis, A. Lutz, H. S. Schaefer, D. B. Levinson and R. J. Davidson Year: 2007 Title: Neural correlates of attentional expertise in long-term meditation practitioners Summary: With the use of fMRI it was found that people with … Continue reading

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Effects of Mindful-attention and Compassion Meditation Training on Amygdala Response to Emotional Stimuli in an Ordinary, Non-meditative State

Authors: Gaëlle Desbordes, Lobsang T. Negi, Thaddeus W. W. Pace, B. Alan Wallace, Charles L. Raison and Eric L. Schwartz Year: 2012 Title: Effects of Mindful-attention and Compassion Meditation Training on Amygdala Response to Emotional Stimuli in an Ordinary, Non-meditative … Continue reading

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Regulation of the Neural Circuitry of Emotion by Compassion Meditation: Effects of Meditative Expertise

Authors: Antoine Lutz, Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, Tom Johnstone, Richard J. Davidson Year: 2008 Title: Regulation of the Neural Circuitry of Emotion by Compassion Meditation: Effects of Meditative Expertise Summary: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) investigation of the insula and anterior cingulate cortices in … Continue reading

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Loving-kindness Meditation Increases Social Connectedness

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