The neural substrates of mindfulness: an fMRI investigation.

  title={The neural substrates of mindfulness: an fMRI investigation.},
  author={Victoria Lyn Ives-Deliperi and Mark Solms and Ernesta M. Meintjes},
  journal={Social neuroscience},
  volume={6 3},
"Mindfulness" is a capacity for heightened present-moment awareness that we all possess to a greater or lesser extent. Enhancing this capacity through training has been shown to alleviate stress and promote physical and mental well-being. As a consequence, interest in mindfulness is growing and so is the need to better understand it. This study employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify the brain regions involved in state mindfulness and to shed light on its mechanisms of… CONTINUE READING
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