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. 2015 Apr;16(4):213-25.
doi: 10.1038/nrn3916. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation


The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

Yi-Yuan Tang et al. Nat Rev Neurosci. .


Research over the past two decades broadly supports the claim that mindfulness meditation - practiced widely for the reduction of stress and promotion of health - exerts beneficial effects on physical and mental health, and cognitive performance. Recent neuroimaging studies have begun to uncover the brain areas and networks that mediate these positive effects. However, the underlying neural mechanisms remain unclear, and it is apparent that more methodologically rigorous studies are required if we are to gain a full understanding of the neuronal and molecular bases of the changes in the brain that accompany mindfulness meditation.

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