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Google Tech Talks – February, 28 2008
Mindfulness meditation, one type of meditation technique, has been shown to
enhance emotional awareness and psychological flexibility as well as induce
well-being and emotional balance. Scientists have also begun to examine how
meditation may influence brain functions.This talk will examine the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on
the brain systems in which psychological functions such as attention,
emotional reactivity, emotion regulation, and self-view are instantiated.
We will also discuss how different forms of meditation practices are
being studied using neuroscientific technologies and are being
integrated into clinical practice to address symptoms of anxiety,
depression, and stress.