The cognitive neuroscience of mindfulness
It’s always fascinating to see ideas that have been around for millennia put under the scrutiny of controlled observations and experiments. Mindfulness and meditation techniques have come out partially vindicated from decades of data gathered about their effects. The following two videos (one short, one long) showcase some scientifically credible benefits of mindfulness-based therapy and mindfulness exercises.
(1) Preventing depression relapse:
(2) Wide-ranging benefits to well-being (e.g., reducing stress and blood pressure) in clinical and non-clinical groups of people