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18-07-2018 | ORTHOGONAL ROTATION IN CONSCIOUSNESS

A Study in Happiness—Meditation, the Brain, and the Immune System

Auteur: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 5/2018

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We conducted another study, in collaboration with Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, to look at the effects of mindfulness on well-being and health. This one looked at some of the effects of MBSR itself, in which of course, people learn and practice the meditation in fairly large classes, with an instructor, rather than isolated in a lightbox and getting the instructions only from a audiotape, as in the psoriasis study. …
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Davidson, R.J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., Roserkranz, M.S., Muller, D., Santorelli, S.F., Urbanowski, F., Harrington, A., Bonus, K., and Sheridan, J.F. “Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation.” Psychosomatic Medicine 65 (2003): 564–570.
 
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Although we cannot know for sure, we interpret this shift of the ratio in the control group in the other direction as perhaps being the result of increasing frustration in these individuals with having to go back into the laboratory for the second and third times to be stressed while people were looking into their brains. Such frustration would be registered as greater right-sided activation compared to left-sided.
 
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Moyer, C.A., Donnelly, P.W. Anderson, K.C., Huckaby, S.J., Wiederholt, D.A. Doty, R.L. Rehlinger, A.S. and Rice, B.L. Frontal Electroencephalographic asymmetry associated with positive emotion is produced by very brief meditation training. Psychological Science 22 (2011): 1277–1279.
 
Metagegevens
Titel
A Study in Happiness—Meditation, the Brain, and the Immune System
Auteur
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publicatiedatum
18-07-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 5/2018
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0991-3

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