Tag Archives: neuroscience

Who you really are; the default mode network

The default mode network has a crucial but poorly understood role in how meditation influences brain structure and function. This paper sets out some of the current thinking regarding self-generated thought. Continue reading

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Brain health in middle age; the science of meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness may help to keep your brain young Continue reading

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Intelligence linked to brain size

Not a surprising headline until you consider that Dr Erhan Genç and Christoph Fraenz at Ruhr-Universität Bochum are reported as suggesting that people with higher scores on an intelligence test were found to have smaller brain structures. […]

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Deepening crisis in meditation research

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

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