Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation

  title={Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation},
  author={Richard J. Davidson and Jon Kabat‐Zinn and Jessica Schumacher and Melissa A. Rosenkranz and Daniel Muller and Saki F. Santorelli and Ferris Urbanowski and Anne Harrington and Katherine A Bonus and John F. Sheridan},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective: The underlying changes in biological processes that are associated with reported changes in mental and physical health in response to meditation have not been systematically explored. We performed a randomized, controlled study on the effects on brain and immune function of a well‐known and widely used 8‐week clinical training program in mindfulness meditation applied in a work environment with healthy employees. Methods: We measured brain electrical activity before and immediately… 

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