Using three different training models, researchers report mental training, mindfulness and meditation can induce structural brain plasticity and reduce social stress.
A new study looks at the trend of mindfulness and meditation to help treat a range of disorders.
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.
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.
Researchers discover differences in the brain's emotional networks between those who do not meditate, novice meditators and those who have practiced meditation for a long time.
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.
According to researchers, meditation and listening to music may help to alter biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer's disease in adults experiencing memory loss.
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.