Eight weeks of meditation training enhanced brain connectivity between the default mode network and the dorsal attention network, allowing participants to quickly switch between mind wandering states and focused attention.
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MediTrain, a new app-based program that uses a closed-loop algorithm to tailor the length of meditation sessions to a person's ability, can improve memory and attention in younger people.
People who practice meditation often report feeling "pure awareness" in which they say they experience consciousness itself. The state encompasses specific sensations and non-specific feelings, thoughts, and perceptions. Researchers say their findings will help explain "pure consciousness," and work to generate a prototypical minimal model for human conscious perception.
Mindful meditation helps perfectionists cope with stress.
A new study reveals a short time meditating can help to boost cognitive performance. Researchers report students exposed to a ten minute meditation tape were able to complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately than their peers.
New brain research findings suggest long-term meditation may lead to less age-related gray matter atrophy in the human brain.
New research explores how mindfulness meditation could enhance both musical engagement and performance. Additional research into mindfulness meditation could potentially lead to new treatment for mental illness and brain injuries.
Researchers report the brains of those who practice meditation are less affected by negative feedback than those who do not meditate. The study reports this could be due to altered dopamine levels caused by the act of meditation.