"Orgasmic meditation" produces a distinct pattern of brain activity, researchers report. The practice alters activity in the frontal lobe and temporal lobe, an area of the brain associated with emotional processing.
New brain research findings suggest long-term meditation may lead to less age-related gray matter atrophy in the human brain.
Mindfulness meditation interrupted communication between brain areas involved in processing pain sensations and areas that produce the sense of self. This resulted in reduced pain as individuals lost ownership of the sensation.
A new study looks at the trend of mindfulness and meditation to help treat a range of disorders.
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.
According to researchers, mindful meditation can reduce stress hormones and inflammatory responses to stressful situations in people with GAD.