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How Spring Opens the Mind


Can we change our moods with meditation?


Meditation helped Jane Anderson fight seasonal affective disorder


Meditation changes brain activity


Teaching The Neurons To Meditate

In the late 1990s, Jane Anderson was working as a landscape architect. That meant she didn’t work much in the winter, and she struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the dreary Minnesota winter months. She decided to try meditation and noticed a change within a month. “My experience was a sense of calmness, of better ability to regulate my emotions,” she says. Her experience inspired a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, which finds changes in brain activity after only five weeks of meditation training.... More>