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Mindfulness Matters

Ever since I took a neurospsychology course from Dr. Maryanne Wolf at Tufts University (author of Proust and the Squid), I have held a fascination with the human brain.

The brain imaging technology discussed in this course lies close to the heart of expanding frontiers in mindfulness research. Part of the explosion of research on mindfulness and mindfulness meditation (75% of the studies on mindfulness have been published in the past five years) has been due to advances in brain imaging technology. The publications of these studies showing salutary and enduring changes in brain function and structure is giving energy to the mindfulness revolution.

This 15 minute talk is a primer on the brain and introduces the painstaking research of Allan Jones where his research team can secure 50 million data points from each human brain that it studies!

 

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