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Meditation May Sharpen Attention Skills by Miranda Hitti 10 May 2007
The study comes from researchers including Richard Davidson, PhD, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They studied 17 people who were experienced in meditation and 23 people of similar backgrounds who were novices in meditation.

The science of meditation by Nimal Rajapakse, Ph.D. 9 May 2007
Meditation: Over many millennia, people were aware of the remarkable connection between the mind and the body. Recent scientific research on the effects of meditation on physiology of man has discovered the basic mechanics behind this amazing connection. However, the 'science' of meditation, i.e. understanding how meditation effects the physiology of the meditator and the outcomes of such effects have just begun to take shape thanks to several researchers based mainly in the United States.

Meditation Sharpens the Mind by Charles Q. Choi, Special to LiveScience,07 May 2007
"Certain mental characteristics that were previously regarded as relatively fixed can actually be changed by mental training," University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson said. "People know physical exercise can improve the body, but our research and that of others holds out the prospects that mental exercise can improve minds."

Learning equanimity: Being happy in spite of daily tragedies by Olivia L. Ranido, www.sunstar.com.ph, April 15, 2007
It's not new. This technique is 2500 years old and was re-discovered by Siddharta Gautama the Buddha and was preserved and passed on from generation to generation together with his original teachings in countries like Burma, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Everyone can learn this technique regardless of race, sex, or religious beliefs.

Meditation Associated With Structural Changes In Brain by www.healtyworld.com 28 Mar 2007
“Our results suggest that meditation can produce experience-based structural alterations in the brain,” says Sara Lazar, PhD, of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the study’s lead author. “We also found evidence that meditation may slow down the aging-related atrophy of certain areas of the brain.”

Understanding Meditation by Sue , www.lifeforceretreats.com 10 Jan 2007
Just by becoming aware of your breathing, for example, you can quieten your thoughts and create a deepening sense of relaxation. You can live your whole life as a meditation, as the observer witnessing your life. You can do this by simply observing what you are doing, feeling or thinking.

How To Meditate By Yourself by www.imcw.org
Part I: How to Establish a Daily Sitting Practice

Mindfulness Meditation Research Findings by (Compiled by Philippe Goldin; January 2001)
Introduction Buddhism begins with the premise that the mind is the primary source of human joy and misery, and is central to the understanding of the natural world as a whole. Thus, the mind and consciousness itself are primary subjects of introspective investigation. Buddhist contemplatives have formulated sophisticated theories of the origins and nature of consciousness and its active role in nature, though their inquiries never produced anything akin to an empirical study of theory of the brain.

Meditation in Buddhism by BBC Team
Meditation is a mental and physical course of action that a person uses to separate themselves from their thoughts and feelings in order to become fully aware.

It plays a part in virtually all religions although some don't use the word 'meditation' to describe their particular meditative or contemplative practice.
Nursing student researches mindfulness meditation by Michelle MacArthur Dec 12/06
Linda Nguyen relishes the opportunity to conduct research that directly relates to her field of study

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