It is always great to hear about meditation research in our own 'backyard' .. and the team at Monash University are looking for funding to undertake a research project to test the changes in brain activity that take place as a result of mindfulness, helping us further understand how mindfulness can be used to improve our lives.
"Scientists think the benefits provided by mindfulness come from an improved ability to direct our attention, so we can focus on the moment, rather than being distracted by worries about the future or regrets about the past. This improved attention is almost certainly the result of neuroplastic change. However, no one has systematically examined the effect of these changes on brain activity during the direction of attention. The current research project will examine changes in neural inhibition (the brain's ability to quiet non-relevant regions) as a result of mindfulness practice. Understanding these changes will help us understand how mindfulness works to improve attention".
Submission for: Thinkable Open Innovation Award
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