Monthly Archives: July 2015

How mindfulness can help us appreciate food

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Derek Watson, Herald Scotland: When I was a wee girl my daddy used to cajole me and my brother and sisters into finishing our meals by playing a game in which we were to imagine each forkful going to a different part of our bodies. Beef and potato, for instance, ...

Are We Born Vengeful?

What comes more naturally: To punish a thief—or to help her victim? That’s the question tackled in a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Current Biology. “Until recently,” the researches write, “little attention has been paid to how punishment and a sense of justice develop in children.” To find the answer, the ...

The Sleepless See Threats Everywhere

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If you can’t tell a smile from a scowl, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. A new study shows that sleep deprivation dulls our ability to accurately read facial expressions. This deficit can have serious consequences, such as not noticing that a child is sick or in pain, or confusing another ...

Why a Buddhist monk doesn’t need an app to meditate and why you do

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Dragos Bratasanu, Huffington Post: A few years ago I traveled to Nepal to hike in the Himalayas, learn a bit more about myself and about the world from the Buddhist spiritual teachers. For over seven years I have went back and forth across the bridge between science and spirituality. I ...

Meditation infographic

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InformationIsBeautiful.net reviewed 75+ studies and compiled all the evidence in one graphic and datasheet. What are the effects of meditation & mindfulness, according to the latest scientific research? What’s it good for? And while we’re at it, what’s the difference between meditation and mindfulness anyway? Click on the graphic above to get ...

Mindfulness study to track effect of meditation on 7,000 teenagers

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Robert Booth, The Guardian: Seven thousand teenagers wrestling with the churning emotions of adolescence, exam stress and peer pressure are to take part in an unprecedented trial of the effect of mindfulness meditation on mental health. Psychologists and neuroscientists from Oxford University and University College London announced on Wednesday they plan ...

What Drives Selfless Acts?

Despite our reputation as selfish creatures, human beings are also capable of apparently altruistic acts. The reasons for our altruism have long puzzled researchers, but a study out today suggests a simple explanation: Each altruist act is a choice just like any other, with pros, cons, and even the occasional ...

Why meditation should be taught in schools

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Lea Waters, The Conversation: New research in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students’ well-being, social skills and academic skills. A recent meta-review of the impact of meditation in schools combined the results from 15 studies and almost 1800 students ...