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Cerebral blood flow during meditative prayer : preliminary findings and methodological issues
Meditative practices typically require several coordinated cognitive activities. This study measured changes in cerebral blood flow during "verbal" based meditation by Franciscan nuns involving the in...
HMPAO-SPECT imaging during intense Tibetan Buddhist meditation
Using brain imaging techniques, investigators measured brain activity of an advanced Tibetan Buddhist meditator. The results showed an increase of blood flow during the peak of meditation to the left ...
The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation : a preliminary SPECT study
Blood flow in the cerbral cortex of Tibetan Buddhist meditators was observed using Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), a brain imaging technique which measures metabolic activity in th...
The Neural Basis of the Complex Mental Task of Meditation: Neurotransmitter and Neurochemical Considerations
Meditation is a complex mental process involving changes in cognition, sensory perception, affect, hormones, and autonomic activity. Meditation has also become widely used in psychological and medical...
Medtation changes brains
This article on ScienCentral gives a basic overview of the findings of an initial study on mindfulness meditation, the brain, and the immune system conducted at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. Re...
The lama in the lab
This article provides a general profile of the Mind and Life Institute, a group established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Western scientists to pursue the interface between Buddhism and science t...
Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation
This is a study pubished in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine on the effects of mindfulness meditation on the brain and immune system. Participants in the study engaged in an 8-week training ...
Destructive emotions
This webcast presents some of the latest research findings on the effects of meditation on brain, body, and emotions based on several studies conducted by Richard Davidson, a professor of psychiatry a...
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