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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 198-201

Neurological benefits of mindfulness meditation


Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Pushpendra Nath Renjen
C-85, Anand Niketan, New Delhi - 110 021
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/am.am_2_17

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Meditation can be defined as a form of mental training that aims to improve an individual's core psychological capacities, such as attentional and emotional self-regulation. Research on the biological concomitants of meditation practice is sparse and has mostly focused on changes that occur during meditation compared with a resting control condition in a single experimental session. Over 2000 scientific publications on the term “meditation” have been published till date, mainly in the scientific fields such of psychology and neuroscience. If supported by rigorous research studies, the practice of mindfulness meditation might be promising for the treatment of clinical disorders and might facilitate the cultivation of a healthy mind and increased well-being.


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