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The term "mindfulness" is about focusing on the moment. It is about embracing every moment of the day.

While being in the moment can be transformative, scientists still

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Mindfulness and the Brain: What Does Research and Neuroscience Say?

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Many studies have been done on mindfulness. The most widely recognised are:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This program is designed to assist people with p...

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Research indicates that mindfulness can help with the following:

  • It impacts human functioning.
  • It improves the quality of attention.
  • It affects interpersonal behaviou...

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Neuroplasticity means the brain is malleable and able to restructure itself by forming new neural connections.

  • Meditation might slow down or prevent forgetfulness related to age. Resea...

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One meta-analysis found 8 unique regions of the brain consistently changed in people experienced in meditation. These are:

  • Rostrolateral prefrontal cortex
  • Sen...

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Some studies compared mindfulness therapies to medication.

  • One study found no difference between participants of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and anti-depressant medicati...

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  • Research done on mindfulness parenting can be helpful with persons with autism, where parents apply the skills of mindfulness to the child-parent interaction, including attentive list...

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While medication is often used to treat ADHD, its effects are usually short-term. The medicine also has side effects.

In a randomised controlled trial, researchers found that mindful...

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  1. Lutz, Dunne & Davidson (2008) found mindfulness impacts the amygdala.
  2. Goldin & Gross (2010) found that the hippocampus was more active after mindful...

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