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Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making

A focused 15-minute focused-breathing meditation may help to counteract the deep-rooted sunk cost bias… More

  • The mechanism that seems to underlie the benefits of mindfulness might also affect people’s ability to determine the origin of a given memory... More

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    Mindfulness May Make Memories Less Accurate

    The mechanism that seems to underlie the benefits of mindfulness might also affect people’s ability to determine the origin of a given memory... More

  • Humans are an easily distracted species, but we’ve always longed for ways to regulate our own attention. Psychological science has shed a lot of light on this issue, says APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner... More

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    Mind Over Matter

    Humans are an easily distracted species, but we’ve always longed for ways to regulate our own attention. Psychological science has shed a lot of light on this issue, says APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner... More

  • University of Amsterdam researchers explored whether there could be a link between various aspects of mindfulness and aspects of creative thinking... More

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    Observation Skills May be Key Ingredient to Creativity

    University of Amsterdam researchers explored whether there could be a link between various aspects of mindfulness and aspects of creative thinking... More

  • Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but research suggests that meditation may also have impacts on interpersonal harmony and compassion... More

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    Can Meditation Make You a More Compassionate Person?

    Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but research suggests that meditation may also have impacts on interpersonal harmony and compassion... More

  • Studies show that Buddhist monks, who have spent thousands of hours of meditating, have distinct patterns of brain activity. But findings suggest brain activity could change after just a short period of practice... More

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    Teaching The Neurons To Meditate

    Studies show that Buddhist monks, who have spent thousands of hours of meditating, have distinct patterns of brain activity. But findings suggest brain activity could change after just a short period of practice... More

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