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Presentation Title

Meditation and the Brain: Mechanisms of Action

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Jessica A. Dudley '14, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 203

Abstract

What is meditation? Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus, for example on the breath or sounds, that can increase awareness about the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth. In addition to explorations of its spiritual side, however, much research is underway to investigate the neurophysiological effects of meditation and its consequent health benefits. Because of this, meditation has been increasingly used in therapeutic interventions aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of the individual. My thesis project examines how the neurophysiological effects of meditation can exert beneficial changes on a person’s health.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-8-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

4-8-2014 10:20 AM

Panel

Panel: At Peace Like a Fish in a Bowl

Field of Study for Presentation

Neuroscience

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Meditation and the Brain: Mechanisms of Action

Library 203

What is meditation? Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus, for example on the breath or sounds, that can increase awareness about the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth. In addition to explorations of its spiritual side, however, much research is underway to investigate the neurophysiological effects of meditation and its consequent health benefits. Because of this, meditation has been increasingly used in therapeutic interventions aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of the individual. My thesis project examines how the neurophysiological effects of meditation can exert beneficial changes on a person’s health.