The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation

  title={The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation},
  author={Yi-Yuan Tang and Britta K. H{\"o}lzel and Michael I. Posner},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
Research over the past two decades broadly supports the claim that mindfulness meditation — practiced widely for the reduction of stress and promotion of health — exerts beneficial effects on physical and mental health, and cognitive performance. Recent neuroimaging studies have begun to uncover the brain areas and networks that mediate these positive effects. However, the underlying neural mechanisms remain unclear, and it is apparent that more methodologically rigorous studies are required if… 
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