Research Updates: meditation

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 165

    VESTERGAARD-POULSEN and COLLEAGUES, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. peterv@pet.auh.dk report evidence of structural differences in the lower brainstem of parti1

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  2. Issue 165

    OMAN and COLLEAGUES, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA. DougOman@post.Harvard.edu evaluated effects on health professional relational caregiving self-efficacy from an eight-w1

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  3. Issue 163

    FREDRICKSON and COLLEAGUES, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.  blf@unc.edu tested the hypothesis that meditation and positive emotions create increas1

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  4. Issue 151

    HORTON-DEUTSCH and co-workers, Indiana University School of Nursing, 1111 Middle Drive, 403L Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA, shortond@iupui.edu, have used a mindfulness-based intervention for bone marrow 1

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  5. Issue 144

    LANE and co-authors, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, USA, have described the benefits of a brief meditation training.

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  6. Issue 144

    SEPHTON and others, University of Louisville and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA, sephton@louisville.edu, have used mindfulness-based meditation in the treatment of fibromyal1

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  7. Issue 140

    ALLEN and co-authors, ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, nba@unimelb.edu.au, have reviewed (67 references) mindfulness-based psychotherapies.

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  8. Issue 125

    WENK-SORMAZ, Fresh Yoga, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, has hypothesized that meditation reduces habitual responding.

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  9. Issue 123

    WALTON and colleagues, Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, kwalton@mum.edu, have written about stress, cardiovascular disease and transcendental meditation. Abstra1

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  10. Issue 118

    TAKAHASHI and colleagues, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Matsuoka-cho, Fukui 910-1193, Japan, have studied changes in the nervous system during meditation.

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  11. Issue 116

    WENK-SORMAZ, Fresh Yoga, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, reports that meditation can reduce habitual responding.

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  12. Issue 108

    OTT, Pain and Palliative Care Program and Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA02115, USA, maryjane_ott@dfci.harvard.edu, has reviewed (21 references) mindfulness meditation. Abstract:1

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  13. Issue 102

    CARLSON and co-workers, Department of Psychological Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, lcarlson@ucalgary.ca, have evaluated the efficacy of mindfulness-based meditation for stress reduction in prostat1

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  14. Issue 102

    DAVIDSON and others, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA, rjdavids@facstaff.wisc.edu, have measured alterations in brain and immune funct1

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  15. Issue 102

    FALKENSTROEM, Young Adults Counseling Center, Repslagaregatan 5a, S-611 30 Nykoeping, Sweden, frederik.falkenstrom@nln.dll.se, has written a Buddhist contribution to the psychoanalytic psychology of self. Abstract: The article attempts to integrate 1

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  16. Issue 99

    LO and co-workers, Department of Electrical and Control Engineering National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC, pclo@faculty.nctu.edu.tw, have found that EEG alpha blocking is correlated with seeing an inner light1

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  17. Issue 99

    NEWBERG and colleagues, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA, newberg@oasis.rad.upenn.edu, have studied the blood flow in the brain during meditative prayer.

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  18. Issue 97

    HOLROYD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, holroyd@ucla.edu, writes about the science of meditation and the state of hypnosis. Abstract: Mindfulness, an aspect of Buddhist meditation, facilitates the i1

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  19. Issue 97

    OTANI, University of Maryland Counselling Center, USA, aotani@wam.umd.edu, describes a new synthesis between Eastern meditation techniques and hypnosis. Abstract: The major ancient Buddhist meditation techniqu1

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