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Meditation experience is associated with differences in default mode network activity and connectivity.

Abstract:

Many philosophical and contemplative traditions teach that "living in the moment" increases happiness. However, the default mode of humans appears to be that of mind-wandering, which correlates with unhappiness, and with activation in a network of brain areas associated with self-referential processing. We investigated brain activity in experienced meditators and matched meditation-naive controls as they performed several different meditations (Concentration, Loving-Kindness, Choiceless Aware...

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10.1073/pnas.1112029108

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Brewer, JA More by this author
Worhunsky, PD More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
108
Issue:
50
Pages:
20254-20259
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:3fb4eb7e-ccd2-4e89-a9ee-7b050e191898
Source identifiers:
357642
Local pid:
pubs:357642

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