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Effects of Mindfulness

by:¬†Stacy Lu Monitor on Psychology March 2015 Mindfulness training holds promise for treating mood disorders partly because it may lead to changes in patients’ brains, improving connectivity among some brain areas and changing tissue density in key regions, research suggests. The evidence indicates that when people pay attention to the present moment – an experiential […]

Feeling Loved

as reported in Monitor on Psychology Jan 2015 p. 22 from Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, online Oct. 17 Seeing pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, according to a study led by University of Exeter psychologists. They used fMRI to study brain activity in 42 healthy adults […]