8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction induces brain changes similar to traditional long-term meditation practice – A systematic review

  title={8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction induces brain changes similar to traditional long-term meditation practice – A systematic review},
  author={R. Gotink and R. Meijboom and M. Vernooij and M. Smits and M. Hunink},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  • R. Gotink, R. Meijboom, +2 authors M. Hunink
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain and Cognition
  • UNLABELLED The objective of the current study was to systematically review the evidence of the effect of secular mindfulness techniques on function and structure of the brain. Based on areas known from traditional meditation neuroimaging results, we aimed to explore a neuronal explanation of the stress-reducing effects of the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. METHODS We assessed the effect of MBSR and MBCT (N=11, all MBSR… CONTINUE READING
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