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How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective
Cultivation of mindfulness, the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment, produces beneficial effects on well-being and ameliorates psychiatric and stress-related symptoms.Expand
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Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry.
Mindfulness meditators practice the non-judgmental observation of the ongoing stream of internal experiences as they arise. Using voxel-based morphometry, this study investigated MRI brain images ofExpand
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Differential engagement of anterior cingulate and adjacent medial frontal cortex in adept meditators and non-meditators
This study investigated differences in brain activation during meditation between meditators and non-meditators. Fifteen Vipassana meditators (mean practice: 7.9 years, 2h daily) and fifteenExpand
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Psychobiology of altered states of consciousness.
The article reviews the current knowledge regarding altered states of consciousness (ASC) (a) occurring spontaneously, (b) evoked by physical and physiological stimulation, (c) induced byExpand
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Anticipation of reward in a nonaversive differential conditioning paradigm and the brain reward system:: an event-related fMRI study
A differential conditioning paradigm was performed, with the presentation of a rewarded reaction time task serving as the unconditioned stimulus (US). Expand
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Using music to induce emotions: Influences of musical preference and absorption
The present research addresses the induction of emotion during music listening in adults using categorical and dimensional theories of emotion as background. It further explores the influences ofExpand
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On trapped noble gases in ureilites
Bulk samples of Goalpara, Havero, Novo Urei, and carbon-rich veins from all seven ureilites have been analyzed for He, Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe by mass spectrometry by employing the stepwise heatingExpand
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Noble Gases in Meteorites – Trapped Components
Fundamental insights in the field of cosmochemistry have come from the study of the abundances and isotopic compositions of trapped noble gases. A case in point is the discovery of presolar grains inExpand
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Pain Attenuation through Mindfulness is Associated with Decreased Cognitive Control and Increased Sensory Processing in the Brain
Pain can be modulated by several cognitive techniques, typically involving increased cognitive control and decreased sensory processing. Recently, it has been demonstrated that pain can also beExpand
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Psychobiology of altered states of consciousness.
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