ScienceDirect.com – Neuroscience Letters – Mindfulness meditation-related pain relief: Evidence for unique brain mechanisms in the regulation of pain. From the above link: “Abstract The cognitive modulation of pain is […]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21071182 Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Hölzel BK, Carmody J, Vangel M, Congleton C, Yerramsetti SM, Gard T, Lazar SW. Source Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. […]
http://www.livescience.com/13579-pain-meditation-effects-brain-scans.html “Then the volunteers attended four 20-minute classes to learn a meditation technique called focused attention, which trained them to focus on breathing and to dismiss other thoughts or emotions. […]
This piece by Thanissaro Bhikkhu addresses an issue often encountered in unbalanced approaches to mental development/cultivation. One can hear and read the terminology of psychology or Buddhism and New Age mixed […]
SharpBrains.com has a few articles that can be linked to several training topics in this blog. Two of them are linked below. It is Not Only Cars That Deserve Good […]
Important to keep in mind with all of this. And with everything. Why You Can’t Help Believing Everything You Read — PsyBlog.
Does Humanist Meditation Exist? » Secular Buddhist Association This is a presentation Rick Heller of the Harvard Humanist Contemplative group gave on secular meditation at the American Humanist Association conference, […]
Stanford studies monks’ meditation, compassion – SFGate.
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