Thursday, August 15, 2013

Why meditation and mindfulness help us feel happy

Morning Pages Collage by Lani and textures from FlyPaper
"Many philosophical and contemplative traditions teach that “living in the moment” increases happiness. However, the default mode of humans appears to be that of mind-wandering, which correlates with unhappiness, and with activation in a network of brain areas associated with self-referential processing."

From: Meditation experience is associated with differences in default mode network activity and connectivity  by Judson A. Brewera, Patrick D. Worhunskya, Jeremy R. Grayb, Yi-Yuan Tangc, Jochen Weberd, and Hedy Kobera
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