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The emerging field of contemplative neuroscience | Mindful

The emerging field of contemplative neuroscience | Mindful | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Richard Davidson, Ph.D., on the emergence of contemplative neuroscience and studies on how meditation affects the brain.
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It's wonderful to have Dr Davidson's input.

Anthony M Crasto DR.'s comment, September 2, 2013 3:37 AM
NICE
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Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes

Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

As you may have noticed, there’s been an explosion of information in recent years on neuroscience and how the brain handles change – and it’s fueling an interest in mindfulness. If you are a coach or are searching for one to boost your performance, remember this rule: mindful coaching is better coaching. And mindfulness practices have shown benefits for clients in health, decision-making and leadership.

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Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | PBS

Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | PBS | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Recent brain imaging studies reveal that sections of our brains are highly active during down time. This has led scientists to imply that moments of not-doing are critical for connecting and synthesizing new information, ideas and experiences. The average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words every single day, according to the 2008 report from UC San Diego. To put these numbers in perspective, one gigabyte is a symphony in high-fidelity sound or a broadcast quality movie. In the midst of this multimedia blitzkrieg, the importance of mindfulness and focused attention is rising. If we can't cultivate mindfulness and focused attention while sitting quietly in a room, then how can we expect to bring these qualities of mind into turbulent circumstances -- both on and offline?


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 4, 2012 3:40 PM
Howard, another cool find. Big fan of your writing. Smart mobs woke me up to the MOBILE imperative (and read like a racehorse runs :). Going to pick up Net Smart this weekend. Thanks, Marty
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How To Kill A Thought (In A Good Way): More On Mindfulness - Forbes

How To Kill A Thought (In A Good Way): More On Mindfulness - Forbes | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

We all have thoughts we can’t seem to snuff out...an even more fundamental question is how to deal with the negative, or otherwise undesirable, thoughts we have, on a moment-to-moment basis. In other words, when just you and your brain are alone together, how do you get it to quit assaulting you and just let you be? Here’s how to outwit your brain and quiet the chatter.

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Teen brain benefits from mindfulness training

Teen brain benefits from mindfulness training | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Teenagers who practice mindfulness — a technique that involves focusing on what is what is happening in the moment and being aware of and accepting of emotions — benefit from increased self-control, healthier relationships, and improved overall well-being.

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