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Long-term meditators self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice.
It is found that long-term Buddhist practitioners self-induce sustained electroencephalographic high-amplitude gamma-band oscillations and phase-synchrony during meditation, suggesting that mental training involves temporal integrative mechanisms and may induce short-term and long- term neural changes.
Differential pattern of functional brain plasticity after compassion and empathy training.
It is concluded that training compassion may reflect a new coping strategy to overcome empathic distress and strengthen resilience.
Self-Centeredness and Selflessness: A Theory of Self-Based Psychological Functioning and Its Consequences for Happiness
The theoretical model presented in this paper emerged from several different disciplines. This model proposes that the attainment of happiness is linked to the self, and more particularly to the
Measuring Happiness: From Fluctuating Happiness to Authentic–Durable Happiness
Results indicated high internal consistencies, satisfactory test–retest validities, and adequate convergent and discriminant validities with various constructs including a biological marker of stress (salivary cortisol) and support for the distinction between contentment and inner-peace, two related markers of authentic happiness.
Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being
Stimulated by a recent meeting between Western psychologists and the Dalai Lama on the topic of destructive emotions, we report on two issues: the achievement of enduring happiness, what Tibetan
Mind of the meditator.
The article discusses the benefits of contemplative practices, such as meditation, for the mind and body and findings from neuroscience studies that coincide with the discovery of meditation's benefits.
Compassion meditators show less anger, less punishment, and more compensation of victims in response to fairness violations
Differences in the possible impact of long-term mental training in socio-affective capacities such as compassion on altruistic punishment and compensatory behavior in economic games suggest that social preferences are plastic and that altruistic responses to unfairness may be shaped by the prolonged cultivation of prosocial motivation, altruism, and compassion.
The reaction of 9- to 10-month-old infants to an unfamiliar animal.
In an attempt to assess infants' reactions to one particular class of animate objects (animals), as opposed to persons and inanimate objects, 57 babies between 9 and 10 months old were divided into