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The Neuroscience of Meditation An Introduction to the Scientific Study of How Meditation Impacts the Brain

  title={The Neuroscience of Meditation An Introduction to the Scientific Study of How Meditation Impacts the Brain},
  author={Eric S. Thompson},
1 Citations
Experimental study of processes arising in the brain of visually impaired people under hand skin irradiation by electromagnetic waves of visual range
Analysis of changes in brain rhythms showed that blue color influence on the palms skin increases the attention concentration, as evidenced by the maximum beta-rhythm increase, and green color is calming under the same conditions of action, which is confirmed by the high theta-rh rhythm activity level.


The Mindful Brain: Reflection And Attunement In The Cultivation Of Well-Being
This four part, fourteen chapter book is studded with complex information that makes one’s mind to ponder over thoughtful questions and it is entirely possible that readers have to achieve a particular mental status to grasp all the written and implied connections.
Beta power in the EEG of alcoholics
Spectral analysis of the EEG in meditation.
  • J. Banquet
  • Psychology
    Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology
  • 1973
Electrocortical activity and related phenomena associated with meditation practice: a literature review.
  • M. Delmonte
  • Psychology
    The International journal of neuroscience
  • 1984
The evidence to date does not support the notion of unique state effects associated with the practice of meditation, but certain individuals, namely the psychologically "healthy" and those with a capacity for relaxed absorbed attention, appear to be more favourably disposed to meditation.
Alpha-theta brainwave neurofeedback training: an effective treatment for male and female alcoholics with depressive symptoms.
Twenty-one-month follow-up data indicated sustained prevention of relapse in alcoholics who completed BWNT, and experimentally treated alcoholics with depressive syndrome showed sharp reductions in self-assessed depression (Beck's Depression Inventory).
Assessment of Mindfulness by Self-Report
Findings suggest that mindfulness skills are differentially related to aspects of personality and mental health, including neuroticism, psychological symptoms, emotional intelligence, alexithymia, experiential avoidance, dissociation, and absorption.
Effects of meditation on frontal &agr;-asymmetry in previously suicidal individuals
The findings suggest that MBCT can help individuals at high risk for suicidal depression to retain a balanced pattern of baseline emotion-related brain activation.