Content Free Awareness is Associated with Increased Brain Attentional Activity and Decreased Self-Awareness Activity

Content Free Awareness is Associated with Increased Brain Attentional Activity and Decreased Self-Awareness Activity   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “While scientists do not yet fully understand the true origin of consciousness, many agree that it can be measured within the brainwave patterns of the individual.” – EOC Institute   In meditation there […]

Improve Brain Processing of Awareness and Emotions with Mindfulness

Improve Brain Processing of Awareness and Emotions with Mindfulness By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Evidence suggests that particular areas of the brain may either shrink or grow in response to regular mindfulness practice.” – Meera Joshi   There has accumulated a large amount of research demonstrating that meditation practice has significant benefits for psychological, physical, […]

Mindfulness is Associated with Improved Functional Connectivity in the Brain

Mindfulness is Associated with Improved Functional Connectivity in the Brain   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness meditation training increases resting state connectivity between top-down executive control regions, highlighting an important mechanism through which it reduces stress levels.” – Daniel Reed   The nervous system is a dynamic entity, constantly changing and adapting […]