Neural mechanisms of mindfulness and meditation: Evidence from neuroimaging studies.

  title={Neural mechanisms of mindfulness and meditation: Evidence from neuroimaging studies.},
  author={William R. Marchand},
  journal={World journal of radiology},
  volume={6 7},
Mindfulness is the dispassionate, moment-by-moment awareness of sensations, emotions and thoughts. Mindfulness-based interventions are being increasingly used for stress, psychological well being, coping with chronic illness as well as adjunctive treatments for psychiatric disorders. However, the neural mechanisms associated with mindfulness have not been well characterized. Recent functional and structural neuroimaging studies are beginning to provide insights into neural processes associated… CONTINUE READING
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