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Peer-reviewed Research

Are you wondering what are the most recent, relevant, and significant research findings concerning Mindfulness, Meditation, and Contemplative practice? Well…..Here is the place for you to find out. Two great resources available online are

1. Institute for Noetic Sciences (IONS) [Link]

2. Mindfulness Research Guide [Link]

3. Contemplative Neuroscience Research – ScoopIt page – [Link]

4. Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion [Link]

POPULAR PRESS:

  • Huffington Post [Link]
  • Mindful.org [Link]

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The graph above represents the number of peer-reviewed publications as referenced by PubMed (through 2014). PubMed is a division of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.

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The graph above represents the number of grants awarded by the NIH through 2014 based on the RePORTER database. RePORTER indexes data and analyses of NIH research activities.

If there is a topic of interest, a specific contemplative scientist, or concept, type it in the search area on the home page of Contemplative Mind in Life [Link] and I am likely to have some information herein. If not, feel free to post a comment, and I’ll be happy to find out more detail or address it personally.

With Metta,

Dave


12 Comments

  1. Lee Yule says:

    Hello, My name is Lee Yule, iam studying Psychology at Birkbeck University London. I am currently researching for my final year project and am interested in the effects of mediatation on attention, in particular deautomization of attentional responses. I am looking for a psychological test other than a stroop test that measures habitual responses. Any advice on research in this area or a possible test would be great.

    Kind regards

    Lee

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  2. I would like to bring your attention to the Solloway Mindfulness Survey at http://www.devtestservice.org The SMS is offered free to teachers and their students. Teachers can download their students’ SMS measures in order to monitor growth in mindfulness. The SMS also has a journaling function so that students can reflect on their mindfulness experiences and get feedback from their teachers. The journal data can also be downloaded by the teachers. Students have access to their individual measures and their journal dialogues with their teachers.
    The SMS has been rigorously tested with a statistical reliability of .94. The SMS pages provide peer-reviewed articles describing the development of the SMS.
    SMS items are based on the journal entries of mindfulness students who commented on their (1) ability to experience a state of intentional attention—paying attention on purpose, with curiosity, kindness, openness, and a non-judgmental attitude, and (2) associated experiences, such as new insights, new connections and changes in their experience of time. The SMS measures the effects of intentional attention: (1) the experience of intentional attention itself, and (2) the results of intentional attention. Because the statistical reliability of the SMS is high (.94 or higher), it can be used to monitor the progress of individual students as well as groups.
    Narrative descriptions of mindfulness practice accompany SMS measures. The narrative for each measure has three parts: Description of mindfulness practice at that level, a representative journal entry of a student at that level, and suggestions for the stage in Alan B. Wallace’s book, The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind, a person at that measure most likely would benefit in order to continue growing in mindfulness practice. You can see these narrative descriptions at the bottom of the “Teacher Information” page (http://www.devtestservice.org/mindfulness/m-teacherinfo.php).
    All SMS resources are offered free for mindfulness teachers and students. Researchers may use the SMS and journal functions with data download access for a nominal fee.

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  4. Paul says:

    I would like to bring your attention to the Solloway Mindfulness Survey at http://www.devtestservice.org The SMS is offered free to teachers and their students. Teachers can download their students’ SMS measures in order to monitor growth in mindfulness. The SMS also has a journaling function so that students can reflect on their mindfulness experiences and get feedback from their teachers. The journal data can also be downloaded by the teachers. Students have access to their individual measures and their journal dialogues with their teachers.
    The SMS has been rigorously tested with a statistical reliability of .94. The SMS pages provide peer-reviewed articles describing the development of the SMS.
    SMS items are based on the journal entries of mindfulness students who commented on their (1) ability to experience a state of intentional attention—paying attention on purpose, with curiosity, kindness, openness, and a non-judgmental attitude, and (2) associated experiences, such as new insights, new connections and changes in their experience of time. The SMS measures the effects of intentional attention: (1) the experience of intentional attention itself, and (2) the results of intentional attention. Because the statistical reliability of the SMS is high (.94 or higher), it can be used to monitor the progress of individual students as well as groups.
    Narrative descriptions of mindfulness practice accompany SMS measures. The narrative for each measure has three parts: Description of mindfulness practice at that level, a representative journal entry of a student at that level, and suggestions for the stage in Alan B. Wallace’s book, The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind, a person at that measure most likely would benefit in order to continue growing in mindfulness practice. You can see these narrative descriptions at the bottom of the “Teacher Information” page (http://www.devtestservice.org/mindfulness/m-teacherinfo.php).
    All SMS resources are offered free for mindfulness teachers and students. Researchers may use the SMS and journal functions with data download access for a nominal fee.

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  7. saijanai says:

    As per your instructions, I typed “Transcendental Meditation” into your search engine, which returned nada.

    I realize your focus is mindfulness, but have you ever considered that the findings you report (e.g. https://contemplativemind.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/meditation_brain.jpg) may not be correct in the context of a “practice” (for lack of a better word) that is based on taking advantage of the propensity of the mind to wander?

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    • Hi Saiijanai. Thanks for your comment. I have not focused my work on Transcendental meditation (TM), a specific type of mantra meditation – which is why the majority of my comments focus on mindfulness-based practices only. Yet, some of the more recent meta-analyses across styles of practice do find similar activation across brain networks – see Fox et al. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763415302244
      For the 8 TM studies conducted and analyzed, the largest clusters were found in premotor and supplementary motor regions as well as dorsal striatal regions – findings that have been similarly found in focused attention and open monitoring sytles of practice. There are some unique components as well. Check out the review.

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