5 – Benefits of Meditation Research Papers

Part 2: Introduction To Meditation

- Lesson #05


There has been a lot of scientific research conducted on meditation and its numerous effects on both mental and physical health. Here are a number of links to research papers if you want to delve even deeper into the subject.

  • A comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an active control in modulation of neurogenic inflammation.


  • A protocol and pilot study for managing fibromyalgia with yoga and meditation.


  • A randomized controlled trial of compassion cultivation training: Effects on mindfulness, affect, and emotion regulation.


  • A Randomized, Wait-List Controlled Clinical Trial: The Effect of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Program on Mood and Symptoms of Stress in Cancer Outpatients.


  • Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation.


  • Brain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation


  • Can Meditation Slow Rate of Cellular Aging? Cognitive Stress, Mindfulness, and Telomeres.


  • Coherence Between Emotional Experience and Physiology: Does Body Awareness Training Have an Impact?


  • Compassion Training Alters Altruism and Neural Responses to Suffering.


  • Effect of compassion meditation on neuroendocrine, innate immune and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress.


  • Enhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Compassion Cultivation Training Program.


  • Influence of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA).


  • Initial results from a study of the effects of meditation on multitasking performance.


  • Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness.


  • Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness.


  • Mental Training Affects Distribution of Limited Brain Resources.


  • Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence of brief mental training.


  • Mindfulness training modifies subsystems of attention.


  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results From a Randomized Trial.


  • Open hearts build lives: Positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources.


  • Positive impact of integrated amrita meditation technique on heart rate, respiratory rate and IgA on young healthy adults.


  • Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Meditation Techniques as Treatments for Medical Illness.


  • The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Cognitive Processes and Affect in Patients with Past Depression.


  • The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: Larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter.


  • Three-year follow-up and clinical implications of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders.


  • Workplace based mindfulness practice and inflammation: A randomized trial


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