Neuroscience

Goodbye "woo-woo," hello science. 

We've curated a handful of articles below that demystify mindfulness and explain precisely how meditation supports our wellbeing – from reduced stress to boosted creativity – through the lens of science.

 

The evidence is persuasive – enough to sway even the biggest skeptic.

After exploring below, if you're still doubtful, we encourage you to give mindfulness a try for yourself...you just might be surprised.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:

THE MIND OF THE MEDITATOR

Neuroscience reveals the secrets of meditation and the multitude of benefits for both body and mind.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDITATION CHANGE DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE BRAIN

Meditation, in its different forms, may be a powerful way to boost the types of intelligence that matter most.

FORBES

MINDFULNESS CAN LITERALLY CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

EIGHT WEEKS TO A BETTER BRAIN

Participants in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appear to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.

HARVARD GAZETTE

YOUR BRAIN ON MEDITATION

Science has proven that meditating actually restructures your brain. Kelly McGonigal tells us about the latest research—and how to put it into practice.

MINDFUL MAGAZINE

MINDFULNESS TRAINING OPTIMIZES BRAIN CONNECTIVITY

Mindfulness improves brain connectivity linked to volitional attention shifting.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

CAN 10 MINUTES OF MEDITATION REALLY MAKE YOU MORE CREATIVE?

Executives say meditation is not only useful as a stress-reduction tool but can also enhance creativity, opening doors where once there seemed to be only a wall.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

WHEN

SCIENCE MEETS MINDFULNESS

Researchers study how mindfulness meditation seems to change the brain in depressed patients.

HARVARD GAZETTE

MINDFULNESS SUBTLY CHANGES THE WAY WE REACT TO EVERYTHING

Leaders feel that the busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary approach: mindfulness.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

DON'T BUY INTO THE BACKLASH – THE SCIENCE ON MEDITATION IS CLEAR

Meditation isn’t just the latest fad to be fed into the cultural what’s-in-what’s-out machine. It’s a matter of public health.

THRIVE GLOBAL

THE STATE OF MINDFULNESS SCIENCE

Here's what we know right now about meditation—and what we don't.

THE GREATER GOOD SCIENCE CENTER

MEDITATION NOT ONLY REDUCES STRESS, HERE'S HOW IT CHANGES YOUR BRAIN

Harvard scientists found that meditation conclusively and positively changes your brain structure.

THE WASHINGTON POST

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