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Meditation Research : A Comprehensive Review

@inproceedings{Rajaraman2013MeditationR,
  title={Meditation Research : A Comprehensive Review},
  author={Sivaramakrishnan Rajaraman},
  year={2013}
}
Research on Meditation has already gained immense prominence and is the most favored subfield of heart and brain research. However, like the other intricate, complex medicinal interventions, meditation symbolizes a concoction of explicit and not so explicit components of therapy. On the other hand, meditation is rather distinctive that it is quite tricky to homogenize measure and validate for the given research data from the subjects. As a consequence, it is a lot demanding to distinguish its… 
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