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Health Care Costs & Behavioral Psychology
BlogTalkRadio

On this week’s program, hosts Doug Field and Andrew Dietz welcome guests from two innovative startups – Claritas Mindsciences and Surgeo – onto the program to discuss their digital health solutions. The first guest on this week’s program will be Phil Micali, chief commercial officer for Claritas Mindsciences.

12 Ways to Meditate During the Day
mensjournal.com

How to incorporate bouts of mindfulness into your day without having to shuffle your schedule.

The Slow Burn | Tricycle
Tricycle

The psychoactive effects of drugs, alcohol included, don’t exactly jibe with the goals of Buddhist practice. Sure, some people stumble into the dharma after stumbling through an acid trip, but the fact that LSD can be a gateway to practice doesn’t mean it’s allowed beyond the gate of any respectable dharma institution.

Massachusetts ‘mindfulness’ expert brings his message to New Hampshire
Concord Monitor

If you’re like a lot of people, your first instinct when you get stressed, when you have a craving, when you’re feeling overwhelmed, is to resist – to either ignore or try to actively suppress that feeling. Ideally, if it’s uncomfortable, we just want to get it to go away.

How One Woman Used Meditation to Quit Smoking
ABC News

Yale graduate student Michelle Morgan started smoking at age 12. When the 35-year-old wanted to quit she tried everything from cold turkey to medications, but nothing worked. Then Morgan saw a flyer for a research study on mindfulness-based smoking cessation. She qualified and enrolled

Change Your Mind, Change Your Body
Sonima

Most programs for weight loss and healthy living focus on the body and behavior but neglect the mind. Evidence shows mindfulness and meditation could help bridge the gap for sustainable progress. Contributing Writer SHARE: If you intend on making a change in diet, health, or lifestyle this year, you’re not alone.

Judson Brewer: “Mindfulness est bien plus qu’un simple buzzword”
Le Monde

Le “mindfulness” n’est pas qu’un simple mot à la mode dans la Silicon Valley. Traduit en français par “la pleine conscience”, cet état d’esprit aurait de multiples impacts positifs sur notre santé, notamment pour les problèmes d’addiction. Les explications de Judson Brewer, directeur de recherche au “center for mindfulness”.

’60 Minutes’ Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From  Google To Congress
Forbes

Anderson Cooper explores the science behind meditation.

Mindfulness
CBS News

Anderson Cooper reports on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions

Preview: Mindfulness
CBS News

Anderson Cooper puts down the mobile devices to meditate and report on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions. Watch Cooper’s report on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Third Metric Thrive On Live Judson Brewer Mindfulness
The Huffington Post

HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.

Beware the Habbit-Forming Brain!
Mindful

Ever wonder how your spouse developed that annoying habit of buying tools or kitchen gadgets they don’t need? Why do you check Facebook yet again when you just checked it 15 minutes ago? Or root around in the kitchen late at night, not really hungry but just wanting something? No mystery.

Episode 208: Dr. Judson Brewer – Contemplative Research at the Center for Mindfulness
Present Moment

Dr. Judson Brewer joins us to speak about his role as the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness. There is a lot of hype around mindfulness these days. We find a mix of responsible and accurate journalism, and inaccurate sensationalism overlaying a foundation of potentially great research.

You Asked: Is Meditation Really Worth It?
TIME

Updated Oct. 9, 2pm First of all, understand that “meditation” is a catchall term for a lot of different mental activities, many of which have nothing to do with sitting cross-legged on the floor and saying om.

Flow Machine: Hacking the Human Brain for Healing and Wellbeing
Deconstructing Yourself

How one scientist is blending ancient philosophy with modern neuroscience to fight addiction by Michael W. Taft Heart racing and fists shaking, I stood ready to fight. I was moments away from sparring with the top student in my karate class in Japan: a fast, coordinated monster who had defeated all challengers.

Flow Machine: Hacking the Human Brain for Healing and Wellbeing
Science 2.0

Heart racing and fists shaking, I stood ready to fight. I was moments away from sparring with the top student in my karate class in Japan: a fast, coordinated monster who had defeated all challengers. But nanoseconds before the fight began, something shifted. Nervous anticipation disappeared and I snapped into total focus.

Is Mindfulness an Emerging Treatment for Addiction?
Rehabs

Why do young mothers buy a daily pack of cigarettes instead of spending this money on nutritious food for their children? Why are treatments that help roughly 33 percent of people overcome their substance use and have a 70 perfect relapse rate hailed as “gold standard” by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)?

Neuroscience Might Be Taking Over the World
Guardian Liberty Voice

Neuroscience might be taking over the world with data on brain connections and replica projects, as well as applying data onto digital software applications for use in clinical studies. Recent reports praise, dispute, and test how the study of neuroscience is claiming to ease addiction, build a computerized replica of the human brain, and even improve focus by 400 percent.

New Research On Addiction And The Brain
radioboston

What if scientists could trigger an addiction in your brain to a substance you’ve never actually experienced before? The science is possible, at least in mice – researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School were able to give mice withdrawal symptoms to nicotine, even though the mice had never had any before.

How Addiction Can Affect Brain Connections
commonhealth

How Addiction Can Affect Brain Connections As much of the country grapples with problems resulting from opioid addiction, some Massachusetts scientists say they’re getting a better understanding of the profound role the brain plays in addiction. Their work is among a growing body of research showing that addiction is a complex brain disease that affects people differently.

What Tennis Can Teach Us About Self-mastery
Novak Djokovic Foundation Blog

When someone is really playing a great game of tennis, not only are they having fun, but the whole crowd is -because their joy is contagious. Your research in Claritas Mindsciences (formerly goBlue labs) combines mindfulness training with 21st century technology in order to help people improve their life and work.

On Mindfulness with Dr. Judson Brewer
Novak Djokovic Foundation Blog

Judson Brewer MD PhD is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He also is adjunct faculty at Yale University, and a research affiliate at MIT.

On Mindfulness with Dr. Judson Brewer
Novak Djokovic Foundation Blog

Ksenija Pavlovic sits down with a world renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Judson Brewer, to discover how mediation practice can help us perform better and recover faster from the failure.

The Neuroscience of Suffering and Its End
Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

“Do not pursue the past. Do not usher in the future. Rest evenly with present awareness” (Tibetan meditation instruction) tweet It was 1972, and Gary Weber, a 29-year old materials science PhD student at Penn State University, had a problem with his brain. It kept generating thoughts!

Smoking Cessation: What’s Next?
Psychiatric Times

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the US. The majority of smokers want to quit, but only a fraction achieve this annually. New evidence shows it is possible to teach patients to weaken the link between craving and smoking until they are able to ride out any craving-and consequently quit.

Addicted to bits: Smartphones are our new drug of choice
Fortune

Smartphones’ sleek forms, tactile buttons, and blinking lights add up to a sort of game — and a perfect catalyst for compulsive behaviors. If you’ve got a smartphone, check it. Chances are, it’s flashing a light or showing you an icon to signal a new text, e-mail, Facebook message, or even the archaic missed call…

Connecticut’s Public Media Source for News and Ideas
WNPR News

WNPR radio & WNPR News online are Connecticut’s public-media source for NPR, local news/talk programs and news, arts, health, politics, education, business

Meditation: No Longer Such a “Black Box”
Dana

Although the scientific study of meditation goes back a good 40 years and includes thousands of papers, most research has focused on apparent health benefits and psychological effects, and only in the past decade has the underlying neurobiology come under close scrutiny.

How Meditation Eases Your Mind
Well-Being Wire by MeYou Health

Mindfulness meditation can be relaxing, but it’s also controlled, keeping your focus on your thoughts and a greater awareness of yourself. That may be why it works, a new study says. When your thoughts drift, they tend to flow back to the things in your life that are stressing you out.

Turning Out: How brains benefit from meditation
myScience

Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. Meditation’s ability to help people stay focused on the moment has been associated with increased happiness levels, said Judson A.

Meditation Can ‘Turn Off’ Regions of the Brain
Wellsphere

healthnewslink Brain imaging shows experienced meditators can prevent their mi

ROCKETCITYNOW
Rocker City Now

Family and friends gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the lives of those found after a tragic Maysville fire.

Positive Effects of Meditation on Mental Health
Clinically Psyched

A new report released by Yale researchers explores the positive impact of meditation. It has long been considered that meditation can help to improve some health related issues, such as quitting smoking or the ability to cope with cancer.

Meditation Shuts Down Parts of the Brain
softpedia

People who have been practicing meditation for many years seem to be able to shutdown certain parts of their brains, investigators from the Yale University say. Interestingly, these areas are exactly those involved in underlying conditions such as autism and schizophrenia, among others.

AI Fin
AI Fin 2100

Dr. Judson Brewer, medical director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic, and his colleagues asked 10 experienced meditators and 13 people with no meditation experience to practice three basic meditation techniques: concentration, loving-kindness, and choiceless awareness.

Deconstructing Yourself
Deconstructing Yourself

by Michael W. Taft I love espresso. But I remember sometimes “waking up” suddenly and finding myself right in the middle of a shuddering caffeine meltdown. I’d been writing on my laptop at a coffee shop, focused on work. Starting out with a latté early in the morning, I’d just kept ordering and drinking triple-espresso […]

Meditation could improve mental health, prevent certain disorders
Counseling

Heather Rudow November 22, 2011 Researchers from Yale University are suggesting that experienced meditators’ ability to “turn off” their brains might also keep them in good health – and free from mental disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.

Psychische Erkrankungen: Meditation verändert das Gehirn
FOCUS Online

Die Gehirnbereiche regelmäßig meditierender Menschen sind stärker miteinander verknüpft. Das führt dazu, dass sie sich im Alltagsleben besser auf eine aktuelle Situation oder Aufgaben konzentrieren können und achtsamer sind. Das berichten US-amerikanische Forscher im Fachmagazin „Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”.

Meditation schult Aufmerksamkeit
menshealth.de

Wer häufig meditiert, kann sich im Alltag offenbar besser konzentrieren. So lautet das Ergebnis einer amerikanischen Studie der Yale University Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic. Demnach habe die gezielte Konzentration auf den Atem eine beruhigende Wirkung auf unser so genanntes “Default Mode Netzwerk”, kurz auch DMN genannt.

Why meditation is good for you
hindustan times

Yale researchers have found that meditation appears to help brain switch off areas associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Meditation’s ability to help people stay focused on the moment has been associated with increased happiness levels, said Judson A.

Tuning Out: How brains benefit from meditation
Medical Express

Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. Meditation’s ability to help people stay focused on the moment has been associated with increased happiness levels, said Judson A.

Imaging Shows How Meditation Tunes Out Some Brain Areas
Psych Central

A new brain imaging study suggests experienced meditators are able to switch off areas of the brain. Yale researchers say the brain regions are associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Experts have tied meditation’s focus on the present moment with increased happiness and other benefits.

Study shows meditation may alter areas of the brain associated with psychiatric disorders
Stanford

Complementary Medicine, Mental Health, Research Previous research has shown that regular meditation can result in changes in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. Now a new study offers additional insights into how meditation may alter the brain, which could advance researchers’ understanding of how to treat psychiatric disorders.

Meditation really is good for the brain as study reveals it switches off areas linked to ADHD and Alzheimer’s
Mail Online

Meditation decreased activity in area in the brain implicated in a range of neurological disorders Yale University scientists suggest it could even slow down the onset of dementia Meditation could help temper the symptoms of ADHD and Alzheimer’s scientists say.

Study of the Day: How Meditation Can Treat Psychiatric Disorders
The Atlantic

Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > In a new study, functional MRIs show that meditators may be able to switch off areas of the brain linked to autism and schizophrenia PROBLEM: Meditation is powerful.

Neue Bilder belegen: Meditation schaltet einzelne Hirnregionen ab
Wissenschaft-aktuell

Wer häufig meditiert, kann offenbar Bereiche seines Gehirns abschalten. Das gilt für Regionen, die mit Tagträumen sowie psychischen Störungen wie Autismus und Schizophrenie in Verbindung gebracht werden. Das berichten Ergebnis amerikanischer Wissenschaftler, die Magnetresonanztomographie als bildgebendes Verfahren einsetzten, um Gehirn-Aktivitäten von Meditierenden sichtbar zu machen.

Meditation Keeps the Mind on Track
Medpage Today

Meditation diminishes activity in areas of the brain associated with mind-wandering, researchers found. Compared with novice meditators, experienced study participants had significant deactivation in parts of the brain associated with the “default mode network” — areas linked with attentional lapses and anxiety, Judson Brewer, MD, of Yale University, and colleagues reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

How Meditation Benefits The Brain
Medical News Today

A new brain imaging study led by researchers at Yale University shows how people who regularly practise meditation are able to switch off areas of the brain linked to daydreaming, anxiety, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The brains of experienced meditators appear to show less activity in an area known as the “default mode network”, which is linked to largely self-centred thinking.

This is your mind on meditation: less wandering, more doing
latimes.com

The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more “on task” than do the brains of those trying out meditation for the first time. And the differences between the two groups are evident not only during meditation, when brain scans detect a pattern of better control over the wandering mind among experienced meditators, but when the mind is allowed to wander freely.

How meditating may help your brain
The Chart

When you’re under pressure from work and family and the emails don’t stop coming, it’s hard to stop your mind from jumping all over the place. But scientists are finding that it may be worth it to train your brain to focus on something as simple as your breath, which is part of mindfulness meditation […]

This Is Your Brain On Love
The Huffington Post

Despite everything we know about human behavior and relationships, love remains a mystery to us. It causes us the greatest joy and the greatest pain, overwhelms us with inexplicable emotions, and makes us act in completely irrational ways. As if that weren’t enough, we often feel we have little say in who becomes the object of our affection.

Yale Startup GoBlue offers a Tobacco Cessation App
Businessweek.com

Photograph by Mauro Scarone Vezzoso/Getty Images Jim Peters, a 50-year-old tractor dealership owner near Livingston, Tex., has been chewing tobacco since the age of 10. So when he decided to get serious about kicking the habit last January, he downloaded a $180 app called Craving to Quit developed by goBlue Labs, a startup out of Yale University.

Eat, Smoke, Meditate: Why Your Brain Cares How You Cope
Forbes

Quieting the self-obsessing chatter in our heads may be what happiness is all about. But how do you do this?

Beat smoking and other habits with self-control techniques and games
CNN

Even if you’re not completely committed yet, there’s a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you’re intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior — and even if you don’t think you’re ready.

Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love
Yale News

These findings won’t appear on any Hallmark card, but romantic love tends to activate the same reward areas of the brain as cocaine, research has shown. Now Yale School of Medicine researchers studying meditators have found that a more selfless variety of love – a deep and genuine wish for the happiness of others without expectation of reward – actually turns off the same reward areas that light up when lovers see each other.

An Antidote for Mindlessness
The New Yorker

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. Memories were improving and blood pressure was dropping.

Meditation May Help Brain Tune Out Distractions
WebMD

Study Helps Explain Why Meditation Improves Concentration Nov. 21, 2011 — People who meditate may be able to use their brain in ways others can’t to tune out distractions and focus on the task at hand. A new study shows that experienced meditators may have less activity in parts of the brain associated with daydreaming and distraction while meditating and in their day-to-day lives.

Meditation may help brain tune out distractions
CBS News

People who meditate may be able to use their brain in ways others can’t to tune out distractions and focus on the task at hand. A new study shows that experienced meditators may have less activity in parts of the brain associated with daydreaming and distraction while meditating and in their day-to-day lives.

Meditation Changes Brains for the Better
ABC News

Sharon Salzberg said her mind might be very different if it weren’t for meditation, and new neurologic research suggests that she might be right. Troubled by a traumatic, stressful childhood, Salzberg traveled to India as a college student and discovered meditation.

Tuning out: How brains benefit from meditation
Yale News

Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. Less day dreaming has been associated with increased happiness levels, said Judson A.

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