Meditation and the Brain
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Research on how meditation affects our brains.
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From observation to breakthrough | Harold Jarche

From observation to breakthrough | Harold Jarche | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it

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Zen meditators tap in to subliminal messages - life - 07 June 2012 - New Scientist

Zen meditators tap in to subliminal messages - life - 07 June 2012 - New Scientist | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
The brain registers subliminal messages even when we can't recall them consciously – Zen meditation improves recall...
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News | The University of Sydney

News | The University of Sydney | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it

Fulltime workers who used a traditional 'silent' form of meditation became much less stressed and depressed compared to more conventional approaches to relaxation or even placebo, according to a paper published today in the online journal Evidence Based Complementary Medicine, a leading publication in its field.

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Noetic Now Journal | Institute of Noetic Sciences

Noetic Now Journal | Institute of Noetic Sciences | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it

Long interesting interview with neuropsychologist and meditation teacher Rick Hanson  : " These five simple suggestions make up a basic practice that is based on good science. It’s a good illustration of self-directed neuroplasticity. This practice reliably stimulates the neural substrates of mindful attention, and over time, stimulating the neural substrates of mindful attention will naturally strengthen them, because neurons that fire together wire together. We can use this knowledge to build up the neural substrates of compassion, self-esteem, resilience, spiritual insight, and deep concentration."

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Demystifying meditation -- brain imaging illustrates how meditation reduces pain

Demystifying meditation -- brain imaging illustrates how meditation reduces pain | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research published in the April 6 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Just Breathe: Body Has A Built-In Stress Reliever : NPR

Deep breathing is not just relaxing; it's also been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system.
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TIME Magazine - How to Get Smarter, One Breath at a Time

Everyone around the water cooler knows that meditation reduces stress. But with the aid of advanced brainscanning technology, researchers are beginning to show that meditation directly affects the function and structure of the brain, changing it in ways that appear to increase attention span, sharpen focus and improve memory.

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Buddha on the brain

Buddha on the brain | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
Ex-monk B. Alan Wallace explains what Buddhism can teach Western scientists, why reincarnation should be taken seriously and what it's like to study meditation with the Dalai Lama.
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Wired 14.02: Buddha on the Brain

The researchers had never seen anything like it. Worried that something might be wrong with their equipment or methods, they brought in more monks, as well as a control group of college students inexperienced in meditation. The monks produced gamma waves that were 30 times as strong as the students'. In addition, larger areas of the meditators' brains were active, particularly in the left prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for positive emotions.
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Teaching intelligence - This game is wide open

Teaching intelligence - This game is wide open | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it

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New Meditation Study in Neuroimage: “Meditation training increases brain efficiency in an attention task”

New Meditation Study in Neuroimage: “Meditation training increases brain efficiency in an attention task” | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it

Just a quick post to give my review of the latest addition to imaging and mindfulness research. A new article by Kozasa et al, slated to appear in Neuroimage, investigates the neural correlates o...

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The benefits of meditation - MIT News Office

The benefits of meditation - MIT News Office | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
MIT and Harvard neuroscientists explain why the practice helps tune out distractions and relieve pain.
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Study scans Buddhist monk brains

Study scans Buddhist monk brains | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
The BBC's Matt Danzico reports on a US neuroscientist who is scanning the brains of Buddhist monks in the hopes of understanding the science behind tranquillity.
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How Meditation May Change the Brain

How Meditation May Change the Brain | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
People who meditated 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had changes in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
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Brief meditative exercise helps cognition

Brief meditative exercise helps cognition | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
Psychologists studying the effects of a meditation technique known as "mindfulness " found that meditation-trained participants showed a significant improvement in their critical cognitive skills -- and performed significantly better in cognitive...
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Harvard Gazette: Meditation changes temperatures

Harvard Gazette: Meditation changes temperatures | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation.
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What Buddhism Offers Science § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

What Buddhism Offers Science § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
Mixing Buddhism and neuroscience to understand human consciousness.
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Meditation Found To Increase Brain Size

Meditation Found To Increase Brain Size | Meditation and the Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains.
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