Trinity College Dublin researchers report controlled breathing, a key element of meditation, directly affects noradrenaline levels in the brain. The study suggests controlled breathing can enhance attention and improve overall brain health.
Researchers report practicing simple meditation and listening to music can have benefits for those with preclinical memory loss.
Eight sessions of mindfulness-based awareness training give participants a significant edge in their ability to control brain-computer interfaces and the time it took to achieve proficiency over those who did not experience meditation training.
Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer's related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.
Using three different training models, researchers report mental training, mindfulness and meditation can induce structural brain plasticity and reduce social stress.
According to researchers, mindful meditation can reduce stress hormones and inflammatory responses to stressful situations in people with GAD.
Researchers report mindfulness and meditation could help students transition smoothly into college life.
A new study reports relaxation exercises strengthens coupling between brain areas associated with deliberate control, while mindfulness strengthens coupling between areas associated with sensory awareness and perception.
Mindful meditation causes those who consider themselves to be more "independent-minded" or egocentric to become less generous and more selfish, researchers report.