Index of meditation studies and features


This is an unsorted list of the most recent studies reviewed on the blog. The most recent reviews are appear at the top of the list. All the links are internal but from each blog item you will be able to access the original study.

Key Words Title Year Authors
Empathy, compassion and prosocial behaviour. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Effects of Meditation on Empathy, Compassion and Prosocial Behaviors 2018 Luberto, C. M., Shinday, N., Song, R., Philpotts, L. L., Park, E. R., Fricchione, G. L., & Yeh, G. Y.
Default mode network (DMN) How far can we trust meditation research?: Growing concerns about the quality of meditation research are discussed. 2018 Stephen Gene Morris
Podcast Nondual Awareness – Duality and non-duality are the two poles of human experience, understanding them is a key part of engaging with meditation 2018 Stephen Gene Morris
Default mode network (DMN) A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. 2010 Killingsworth, M. A., & Gilbert, D. T.
Default mode network (DMN) A wandering mind is a less caring mind: Daily experience sampling during compassion meditation training. 2016 Jazaieri, H., Lee, I. A., McGonigal, K., Jinpa, T., Doty, J. R., Gross, J. J., & Goldin, P. R.
Default mode network (DMN) The default network and self‐generated thought: component processes, dynamic control, and clinical relevance 2014 Andrews‐Hanna, J. R., Smallwood, J., & Spreng, R. N.
MCI, dementia, brain health in middle age A personalized 12‐week ” Brain Fitness Program” for improving cognitive function and increasing the volume of hippocampus in elderly with mild cognitive impairment. 2016 Fotuhi, M., Lubinski, B., Trullinger, M., Hausterman, N., Riloff, T., Hadadi, M., & Raji, C. A.
Mind wandering The wandering brain: Meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of mind-wandering and related spontaneous thought processes 2015 Fox, K. C., Spreng, R. N., Ellamil, M., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., & Christoff, K
Depression, mindfulness Meditation buffers medical student compassion from the deleterious effects of depression 2018 Mascaro, J. S., Kelley, S., Darcher, A., Negi, L. T., Worthman, C., Miller, A., & Raison, C.
Mindfulness, stop smoking Efficacy of mindfulness meditation for smoking cessation: A systematic review and meta-analysis 2017 Maglione M, Maher A, Ewing B, Colaiaco B, Newberry S, Kandrack R, Shanman RM, Sorbero ME & Hempel S
Meditation, cognitive ageing Cognitive Ageing and Long-Term Maintenance of Attentional Improvements Following Meditation Training 2018 Zanesco, A. P., King, B. G., MacLean, K. A., & Saron, C. D.
Research issues Outstanding Challenges in Scientific Research on Mindfulness and Meditation 2018 Davidson, R. J., & Dahl, C. J.
Compassion mind training, palliative care Mindfulness and compassion-oriented practices at work reduce distress and enhance self-care of palliative care teams: a mixed-method evaluation of an “on the job“ program 2017 Orellana-Rios, C. L., Radbruch, L., Kern, M., Regel, Y. U., Anton, A., Sinclair, S., & Schmidt, S
Proscocial effects The limited prosocial effects of meditation: A systematic review and meta-analysis 2017 Kreplin, U., Farias, M., & Brazil, I. A
Mirror neurons Understanding motor events: a neurophysiological study 1992 Di Pellegrino, G., Fadiga, L., Fogassi, L., Gallese, V., & Rizzolatti, G.
Nondual meditation Neural correlates of nondual awareness in meditation 2014 Josipovic, Z.
Defining mindfulness Is mindfulness Buddhist? (and why it matters) 2015 Sharf , R.
Defining mindfulness What does mindfulness really mean? A canonical perspective 2011 Bhikkhu Bodhi
Stress and wellbeing Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 2014 Goyal, M., Singh, S., Sibinga, E. M., Gould, N. F., Rowland-Seymour, A., Sharma, R.,  Berger, Z., Sleicher, D., Maron, D., Shihab, H., & Ranasinghe, P.
Mindfulness and MBSR Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps 2011 Kabat-Zinn, J.
Defining mindfulness On Some Definitions of Mindfulness 2011 Gethin, R.
Defining mindfulness Is mindfulness present-centred and non-judgmental? A discussion of the cognitive dimensions of mindfulness 2011 Dreyfus, G.
Defining mindfulness Mindfulness in Cultural Context 2015 Kirmayer, L.
Theoretical frameworks Investigating the Phenomenological Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices from a Neurocognitive Perspective 2015 Lutz, A., Jha, A. P., Dunne, J. D., & Saron, C. D.
Research issues Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Research on Mindfulness and Meditation 2015 Davidson, R. J., & Kaszniak, A. W.
Mindfulness and structural change Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain grey matter density 2011 Hölzel, B. K., Carmody, J., Vangel, M., Congleton, C., Yerramsetti, S. M., Gard, T., & Lazar, S. W
Mindfulness and time perception The effect of mindfulness meditation on time perception 2013 Kramer, R. S., Weger, U. W., & Sharma, D
Mindfulness and society Mindfulness: Towards A Critical Relational Perspective 2013 Stanley, S.
Loving kindness meditation, PTSD Loving-kindness Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study 2013 Kearney, D. J., Malte, C. A., McManus, C., Martinez, M. E., Felleman, B., & Simpson, T. L.
Mindfulness, MAAS The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being 2003 Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M.
Meditation and structural change Neural correlates of attentional expertise in long-term meditation practitioners 2007 Brefczynski-Lewis, J. A., Lutz, A., Schaefer, H. S., Levinson, D. B., & Davidson, R. J.
Meditation and structural change Effects of Mindful-attention and Compassion Meditation Training on Amygdala Response to Emotional Stimuli in an Ordinary, Non-meditative State 2012 Desbordes, G., Negi, L. T., Pace, T. W., Wallace, B. A., Raison, C. L., & Schwartz, E. L. (2012).
Meditation and structural change Regulation of the Neural Circuitry of Emotion by Compassion Meditation: Effects of Meditative Expertise 2008 Lutz, A., Brefczynski-Lewis, J., Johnstone, T., & Davidson, R. J.
Meditation and emotional change Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources 2008 Fredrickson, B. L., Cohn, M. A., Coffey, K. A., Pek, J., & Finkel, S. M.
Loving kindness meditation and back pain Loving-Kindness Meditation for Chronic Low Back Pain 2005 Carson, J. W., Keefe, F. J., Lynch, T. R., Carson, K. M., Goli, V., Fras, A. M., & Thorp, S. R.
Loving kindness meditation Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness 2008 Hutcherson, C. A., Seppala, E. M., & Gross, J. J.

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