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Presence: How Mindfulness and Meditation Shape Your Brain, Mind, and Life

Paul Verhaeghen

Abstract

Mindfulness and one of the roads to it, meditation, have become increasingly popular as a way to promote health and well-being. Research on their beneficial effects has boomed over the past decade. This volume is the first book-length review of this body of research: how the effects of mindfulness practice flow from brain to mind to life. It is aimed specifically at the nonspecialist reader who is looking for a scientific perspective on mindfulness practice. The book reviews how meditation calms the body and what its effects are on brain functioning—how it impacts control over attention, aware ... More

Keywords: mindfulness, meditation, well-being, stress, attention, brain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199395606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395606.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Verhaeghen, author