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={Rinske A Gotink and Rozanna Meijboom and Meike W. Vernooij and Marion Smits and M G Myriam Hunink},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},

Alterations of Regional Homogeneity and Functional Connectivity Following Short-Term Mindfulness Meditation in Healthy Volunteers

Novel evidence is provided regarding the optimization of emotional processing with short-term mindfulness meditation and a tendency toward stronger involvement of the parietal cortex in mindfulness beginners is suggested.

The impact of mindfulness-based interventions on brain activity: A systematic review of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies

Enhanced mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR+) in episodic migraine: a randomized clinical trial with MRI outcomes.

There were no differences in clinical outcomes at 52 weeks or MRI outcomes at 20 weeks, although changes related to cognitive networks with MBSR+ were observed, suggesting MBSr+ is an effective treatment option for episodic migraine.

Cerebral Blood Flow and Brain Functional Connectivity Changes in Older Adults Participating in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

There is a growing interest in the potential beneficial effects of mindfulness meditation training in protecting against age-related physical, emotional, and cognitive decline. The current

Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on cancer-related cognitive impairment: Results of a randomized controlled functional magnetic resonance imaging pilot study.

MBI may induce functional brain changes in networks related to attention and may have a positive effect on subjective measures of cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors and deserves further study.

Electrophysiological effects of mindfulness meditation in a concentration test

By integrating self-reported surveys and electrophysiological recordings there is strong evidence of evolution in wellbeing, in line with the expected benefits of regular meditation practice.

PREPRINT VERSION : STILL SUBJECT TO PEER-REVIEW Mindfulness training changes brain dynamics during depressive rumination: A randomized controlled trial

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and prevalence is on the rise. One of the most debilitating aspects of depression is the dominance and persistence of depressive rumination,a



Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density

Effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy on Subjective Bother and Neural Connectivity in Chronic Tinnitus

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Participation in an MBSR program is associated with decreased severity in tinnitus symptoms and depression and connectivity changes in neural attention networks and analysis of the resting state functional connectivity MRI data showed increased connectivity in the post-MBSR group in attention networks but not the default network.

How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective

Several components through which mindfulness meditation exerts its effects are explored, suggesting that the mechanisms described here work synergistically, establishing a process of enhanced self-regulation.

Mindfulness Meditation Training and Self-Referential Processing in Social Anxiety Disorder: Behavioral and Neural Effects

MBSR-related changes in maladaptive or distorted social self-view in adults diagnosed with SAD may be related to modulation of conceptual self-processing and attention regulation.

Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder.

MBSR training in patients with SAD may reduce emotional reactivity while enhancing emotion regulation, which might facilitate reduction in SAD-related avoidance behaviors, clinical symptoms, and automaticotional reactivity to negative self-beliefs in adults with S AD.

Brain and behavior changes associated with an abbreviated 4‐week mindfulness‐based stress reduction course in back pain patients

This pilot study aimed to determine if an abbreviated MBSR course improves symptoms in chronic back pain patients and examine the neural and behavioral correlates of MBSr treatment.

State and Training Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Brain Networks Reflect Neuronal Mechanisms of Its Antidepressant Effect

The findings suggest that mindfulness meditation might be of therapeutic use by inducing plasticity related network changes altering the neuronal basis of affective disorders such as depression.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Versus Aerobic Exercise: Effects on the Self-Referential Brain Network in Social Anxiety Disorder

Findings suggest that MBSR attenuates maladaptive habitual self-views by facilitating automatic (i.e., uninstructed) recruitment of cognitive and attention regulation neural networks in patients with SAD.