Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mindfulness meditation brain

  • Scientists have found that a kind of Chinese mindfulness meditation practice are linked with actual physical changes in the brain -- changes that may even have protective effects against mental illness.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The growing body of research showing the brain has the capacity to change throughout life Stanley, who runs MMFT and conducts research for the Army and Marines, said mindfulness meditation "isn't touchy-feely at all" in its new uses.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • mindfulness meditation isnt touchy-feely at all in its new uses. Dr.
  • (Scranton Times-Tribune)
  • "We wanted to assess whether the effects of mindfulness meditation persisted beyond the practice," said the doctoral student. "We hypothesized that the default brain network of meditators is structured differently.
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  • As mindfulness practice spreads, critics wonder whether its simply traditional Buddhist meditation repackaged and commercialized for a secular audience. Its champions say the physical benefits are proven by a growing body of brain science.
  • (Winnipeg Free Press)
  • Mindfulness-based meditation  Rooted in Buddhist traditions The findings intrigue scientists because they show how two different brain mechanisms work together to change a person's perception of pain, said lead author Tim Gard.
  • (Montana Standard)

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