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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences - Volume 1307 Advances in Meditation Research: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications - January 2014 - Wiley Online Library

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences - Volume 1307 Advances in Meditation Research: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications - January 2014 - Wiley Online Library | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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The entire volume of The New York Academy of Sciences from the Advances in Meditation Research meeting last year is finally published: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.2014.1307.issue-1/issuetoc
Willoughby Britton, Judson Brewer, Rael Cahn, Zoran Josipovic, Eileen Luders, Tim Gard, Fredrick Travis, and others contribute

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A Mindful Minute: A Dose of Loving-Kindness to Reduce Stress (And Much More) - PsychCentral.com (blog)

A Mindful Minute: A Dose of Loving-Kindness to Reduce Stress (And Much More) - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
What is it?
Loving-kindness is a meditation focused on nurturing compassion, kindness, goodwill, and love for oneself and others. While the loving-kindness meditation or LKM originates in Buddhist traditions, it’s now practiced widely across...
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Headspace Blog: Can mindfulness increase mental toughness?

Headspace Blog: Can mindfulness increase mental toughness? | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Dr. Claudia answers one user who wants to know if mindfulness can improve mental toughness.
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Uncovering Happiness: A Mindfulness Expert's Guide to Breaking Bad Moods - Everyday Health

Uncovering Happiness: A Mindfulness Expert's Guide to Breaking Bad Moods - Everyday Health | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Nurturing your natural antidepressants will create adaptive neural shifts and promote long-term healing that’s necessary from the trauma of depression.
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Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.

In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of t...
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Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice

Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
An authoritative handbook, this volume offers both a comprehensive review of the current science of mindfulness and a guide to its ongoing evolution. Leading scholars explore mindfulness in the context of contemporary psychological theories of...
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Center Focuses on Compassion to Improve Ethics, Health

Center Focuses on Compassion to Improve Ethics, Health | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Whether coping with physical ailments, contentious home lives or arduous semesters, we all have techniques to offset the hardships in our lives. But can we expand those methods and become better people in the process? Through a generous gift from the Arizona Friends of Tibet, the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is positioned to explore this question through the newly launched Center for Compassion Studies — the nation's first formalized collegiate center for compa
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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated) - Huffington Post

A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated) - Huffington Post | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Inspired by questions from my last article on how to actually teach mindfulness to kids, I'm putting out a new weekly post with FUN mindfulness exercises for the family. After all, who said mindfulness had to be a drag?
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Neural correlates of attributing causes to the self, another person and the situation

Neural correlates of attributing causes to the self, another person and the situation | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
This study compares brain activation during causal attribution to three different loci, the self, another person and the situation; and further explores correlations with clinical scales (i.e. depression, anxiety and autism) in a typical population.
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The power of mindfulness - BBC News

The power of mindfulness - BBC News | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Thinking and acting the way race car drivers do will make you more effective – and breed success.
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9 Powerful Meditation Tips From Jon Kabat-Zinn - Mrs. Mindfulness

9 Powerful Meditation Tips From Jon Kabat-Zinn - Mrs. Mindfulness | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In the series of short videos below, Jon Kabat-Zinn gives us 9 meditation tips. I think you'll find them very helpful and insightful (I certainly did).
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Meditation for Strivers : The New Yorker

Meditation for Strivers : The New Yorker | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
As he begins mindfulness meditation (also known as Vipassana meditation), Harris finds that quite the opposite is true. In this practice, one sits in an erect position for a designated length of time while focussing on a particular ...
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Mindfulness Mitigates Biases You May Not Know You Have - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Mindfulness Mitigates Biases You May Not Know You Have - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Research on overcoming implicit age and racial bias.
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Home | The Mindfulness and Compassion | The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice

Home | The Mindfulness and Compassion | The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Second Int. Conference on Mindfulness
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Looks like a great group - should be fun

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Philosophical-Mind What Is Contemplative Neuroscience Ask Deepak on the Philosophical Mind Channel

Philosophical-Mind What Is Contemplative Neuroscience Ask Deepak on the Philosophical Mind Channel | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Read more httpswwwdeepakchopracomvideoview274whatiscontemplativeneuroscience Subscribe to The Chopra Well httpbitlyM5z254 Deepak explores
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A Resource-Control Account of Sustained Attention: Evidence From Mind-Wandering and Vigilance Paradigms

Staying attentive is challenging enough when carrying out everyday tasks, such as reading or sitting through a lecture, and failures to do so can be frustrating and inconvenient.
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Please Don't Start Meditating (Unless You're Willing to Change) - Huffington Post

Please Don't Start Meditating (Unless You're Willing to Change) - Huffington Post | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
People don't stop meditating because they start to change for the better. They stop meditating because they don't see rapid enough change. We're so used to instant gratification in America. Meditation is not that....
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How does yoga reduce stress? A systematic review of mechanisms of change and guide to future inquiry

How does yoga reduce stress? A systematic review of mechanisms of change and guide to future inquiry | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
How does yoga reduce stress? A systematic review of mechanisms of change and guide to future inquiry. . . doi: 10.1080/17437199.2014.981778
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Trust, Let Go, Be Open: Psychedelic Harm Reduction in the Desert and Beyond

Trust, Let Go, Be Open: Psychedelic Harm Reduction in the Desert and Beyond | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
MAPS Bulletin Winter 2014 Vol. 24, No. 3 - Annual Report Download this article. Katherine MacLean, Ph.D. “Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” —Robert Hunter, “Scarlet Begonias” (1974) I had...
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San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation - NBCNews.com

San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation - NBCNews.com | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Silence isn't something people usually associate with middle school, but twice a day the halls of Visitacion Valley School in San Francisco fall quiet as the...
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A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying

A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
When you’re nervous, how can you be yourself? How you can force yourself to relax? How can you try not to try? It makes no sense, but the paradox may be essential to civilization.

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 the Chinese term for “effortless action.” Pronounced “ooo-way,” it has similarities to the concept of flow, that state of effortless performance sought by athletes, but it applies to a lot more than sports. Wu wei is integral to romance, religion, politics and commerce. It’s why some leaders have charisma and why business executives insist on a drunken dinner before sealing a deal.

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Shifting brain asymmetry: the link between meditation and structural lateralization

Shifting brain asymmetry: the link between meditation and structural lateralization | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Previous studies have revealed an increased fractional anisotropy and greater thickness in the anterior parts of the corpus callosum in meditation practitioners compared with control subjects.
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Want change in the New Year? It starts with mindfulness. | Mindful

Want change in the New Year? It starts with mindfulness. | Mindful | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Elisha Goldstein shares his thoughts on how to start the year off right—living mindfully.
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Sam Harris: Mindfulness is Powerful, But Keep Religion Out of It

Sam Harris says that stress-reductive benefits of meditation are rather trivial compared to the insights one can discover about the nature of the self. And t...
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Meditation and Our Relationship With Time - Huffington Post

Meditation and Our Relationship With Time - Huffington Post | Contemplative Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Slowing down and taking time for ourselves helps us feel more powerful and loved. Stillness is a rare experience but it is how we stay balanced and centered.
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