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Certain meditation strategies may help perfectionists
Mindfulness meditation with a focus on nonjudgment of emotions may help perfectionists recover from stress, according to a study published in Psychophysiology. (2020-02-05)
Can meditation make you a more compassionate person?
Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University's David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts meditation has on interpersonal harmony and compassion. (2013-04-01)
Meditate to concentrate
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say that practicing even small doses of daily meditation may improve focus and performance. (2007-06-25)
Meditation has limited role in making you a better person, says study
New research has suggested meditation's role in making individuals better people is limited. (2018-02-05)
Meditation impacts blood pressure, study shows
The regular practice of TM may have the potential to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure by -4.7 and 3.2 mm HG, respectively. (2008-03-14)
This is your brain on meditation
Your brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation than when you are simply relaxing, a team of Norwegian and Australian researchers has shown. (2014-05-15)
Tibetan monks yield clues to brain's regulation of attention
University of Queensland researchers have teamed up with Tibetan Buddhist monks to uncover clues to how meditation can affect perception. (2005-06-07)
Meditation associated with increased grey matter in the brain
Meditation is known to alter resting brain patterns, suggesting long lasting brain changes, but a new study by researchers from Yale, Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows meditation also is associated with increased cortical thickness. (2005-11-10)
Study examines meditation programs of psychological well-being
Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues. (2014-01-06)
Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved in meditation. (2013-06-04)
Meditation needs more research: Study finds 25% suffer unpleasant experiences
More than a quarter of people who regularly meditate have had a 'particularly unpleasant' psychological experience related to the practice, including feelings of fear and distorted emotions, a UCL-led study has found. (2019-05-09)
Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels
Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (2017-09-06)
Meditation reduces the emotional impact of pain
People who meditate regularly find pain less unpleasant because their brains anticipate the pain less, a new study has found. (2010-06-02)
New study shows meditating before lecture leads to better grades
A new university study shows that meditation before class might help students, especially freshmen, focus better and retain information. (2013-04-09)
7-year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation
Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study based on the Shamatha Project, a major investigation of the cognitive, psychological and biological effects of meditation. (2018-04-04)
Study suggests Buddhist deity meditation temporarily augments visuospatial abilities
The results showed that following the meditation period, practitioners of the DY style of meditation showed a dramatic improvement on both the mental rotation task and the visual memory task compared to OP practitioners and controls. (2009-04-27)
Mindful multitasking: Meditation first can calm stress, aid concentration
Need to do some serious multitasking? Some training in meditation beforehand could make the work smoother and less stressful, new research from the UW Information School shows. (2012-06-13)
Are all meditation techniques the same?
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. (2010-07-20)
Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults
In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. (2017-01-21)
Meditate regularly for an improved attention span in old age
Regular and intensive meditation sessions over the course of a lifetime could help a person remain attentive and focused well into old age. (2018-03-28)
Mindfulness meditation trumps placebo in pain reduction
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. (2015-11-10)
Tuning out: How brains benefit from meditation
Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. (2011-11-21)
Meditation helps increase attention span
It's nearly impossible to pay attention to one thing for a long time. (2010-07-14)
Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief, study finds
Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body's main pain-blocking process -- the natural production of opioids. (2016-03-15)
Meditation decreases blood pressure
Transcendental Meditation decreases blood pressure by reducing constriction of the blood vessels and thereby decreases the risk of heart disease, new research shows. (1999-08-02)
Meditation training lessens symptoms of chronic illnesses
Daily functioning as well as both psychological and physical symptoms improved in patients participating in a meditation training program. (2001-08-30)
Meditation practice may decrease risk for cardiovascular disease in teens
Regular meditation could decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in teens who are most at risk, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers. (2012-06-07)
Teaching the neurons to meditate
In the late 1990s, Jane Anderson was working as a landscape architect. (2011-07-07)
Just 10 minutes of meditation helps anxious people have better focus
Just 10 minutes of daily mindful mediation can help prevent your mind from wandering and is particularly effective if you tend to have repetitive, anxious thoughts, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2017-05-01)
Does the college experience damage your brain?
Is college grade-point average the best marker of future job success? (2005-03-15)
Meditation adapts the brain to respond better to feedback
In a new study in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback. (2018-12-11)
Research validates the defining hallmark of Transcendental Meditation -- effortlessness
A study of 87 subjects found that Transcendental Meditation consistently activates the brain's default mode network, indicating that this approach to meditation doesn't entail concentration or focus. (2016-11-04)
Coping with active surveillance anxiety in prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer who are under medical surveillance reported significantly greater resilience and less anxiety after receiving an intervention of mindfulness meditation, a study found. (2016-05-26)
Meditation and aerobic exercise helps women recover after sexual assault
Women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can learn to decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth by a combination of meditation and aerobic exercise. (2018-04-23)
Finding right meditation technique key to user satisfaction
A new study highlights the importance of ensuring those new to meditation select the most comfortable, rather than the most popular, method. (2012-07-06)
Only 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation alleviates stress
Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. (2014-07-02)
How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes
New research tested how open monitoring meditation altered brain activity in a way that suggests increased error recognition. (2019-11-11)
Transcendental Meditation activates default mode network, the brain's natural ground state
An EEG study conducted on college students at American University found they could activate the default mode network (DMN), a suggested natural (2010-03-04)
The practice of meditation leaves marks in the brain
The study conducted at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca shows that the practice of Transcendental Meditation has positive effects on psychological well-being and that these effects are correlated with measurable changes in the brain. (2020-02-21)
Meditation skills of Buddhist monks yield clues to brain's regulation of attention
In an unusual but fruitful collaboration between Tibetan Buddhist monks and neuroscientists, researchers have uncovered clues to how mental states -- and their underlying neural mechanisms -- can impact conscious visual experience. (2005-06-06)
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