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Meditation affects brain networks differently in long-term meditators and novices

“Both long-term practitioners and new meditators – when compared to non-meditators – showed reduced activity in the amygdala when they viewed emotionally-positive images. The amygdala is an area of the brain critical for emotion and detecting important information from the … Continue reading

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(Mindfulness) Meditation May Help the Brain ‘Turn Down the Volume’ on Distractions (Study, in ScienceDaily)

“The positive effects of mindfulness meditation on pain and working memory may result from an improved ability to regulate a crucial brain wave called the alpha rhythm. This rhythm is thought to “turn down the volume” on distracting information, which … Continue reading

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How Mindfulness Meditation Changes Decision-Making Process (Study, in ScienceDaily)

“If a friend or relative won $100 and then offered you a few dollars, would you accept this windfall? […] According to research conducted over the last three decades; only about one-fourth of us would say, “Sure. Thanks.” The rest … Continue reading

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Meditators can concentrate the hurt away (Study in ScienceNews)

“…in the April 6 Journal of Neuroscience. Individuals who practiced mindfulness meditation, or samatha, during a pain experiment reported much less discomfort than they did in earlier, meditation-free sessions. Samatha, the team says, flipped switches on or off in diverse … Continue reading

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Meditation – Still Many Unknowns (Study)

“The behavioral differences that seem to be most commonly reported in studies of new or long-time meditators include an increase in the ability to focus one’s attention, an increase in the ability to regulate one’s emotions, a decrease in stress … Continue reading

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Are all meditation techniques the same (in the brain)? (Study, EurekAlert)

“Different practices often produce different results. As doctors increasingly prescribe meditation to patients for stress-related disorders, scientists are gaining a better understanding of how different techniques from Buddhist, Chinese, and Vedic traditions produce different results. A new paper published in … Continue reading

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Mark Robert Waldman (TEDxConejo, March 2010)

I liked this video and Mark Robert Waldman speaking about the importance and influence of meditating on (your personal) big idea(s).

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Explaining Why Meditators May Live Longer

http://ht.ly/3uAVa “Researchers led by Tonya Jacobs of the University of California-Davis compared 30 participants at a meditation retreat held at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado with matched controls on a waiting list for the retreat. Participants meditated six hours … Continue reading

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