Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span. Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging brains from dementia and other diseases, emerges as a key player in molecular cascade related to aging.
The researchers found that more mindfulness correlates with better academic performance, fewer suspensions from school, and less stress. The researchers also showed, for the first time, that mindfulness can alter fear and other negative emotions.
Middle school students practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program had significant improvements in social-emotional competencies and psychological distress, according to a new U.S. study.
US School district staff who practiced the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for four months had significant improvements in emotional intelligence and perceived stress, according to a new controlled trial.
Teachers around US are using popular apps Calm and Headspace to introduce meditation to their lesson plans to help curb anxiety and improve performance in the classroom.
A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.
The relaxation response and mindfulness meditation are working through different neural mechanisms.
The Shamatha Project is the most comprehensive longitudinal study of intensive meditation yet undertaken and has drawn the attention of scientists and Buddhist scholars alike.
An extensive, seven-year study has revealed that consistent meditation over the course of a lifetime may help a person maintain attentiveness and reduce the extent of cognitive decline.
Rather than sending misbehaving children straight to the principal's office, a Merrillville elementary school in US is teaching basic meditation techniques.
A new research paper in Frontiers of Psychology suggests that we don't consciously choose our thoughts or our feelings – we become aware of them.
The imagination age is a theoretical period beyond the information age where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value.