Brain scans reveal science behind Meditation

This article was very interesting; it discusses how meditation causes "mindfulness". Mindfulness being how keen one is to knowing their own emotions. In this study they hooked a bunch of people up to brain scanning equipment and observed what happen when they were subjected to various "stimulus" and the results were conclusive.

Those that meditated often; also had a better ability at mindfulness and were able to deal with their emotions.

"In the same way you hit the brake when you’re driving when you see a yellow light, when you put feelings into words, you seem to be hitting the brakes on your emotional responses,”

“These findings may help explain the beneficial health effects of mindfulness meditation, and suggest, for the first time, an underlying reason why mindfulness meditation programs improve mood and health,” said David Creswell, a UCLA psychologist who led the second part of the study, which will be detailed in Psychosomatic Medicine.

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