Meditation is popular, but what exactly are we talking about and how does it work? In this article, student Nidarshana Ganesan addresses the ‘trendy’ practice of meditation, and puts forward its benefits as supported by neuropsychology.
Uncertainty is an ever-present part of life. It prevents us from being able to predict what will happen to us. Some people experience this uncertainty as extremely aversive, which can fuel the development of anxiety. Mindfulness may help, by means of learning to accept uncertainty and live with it.
Marieke van Vugt is assistant professor in the cognitive modeling group of the Department of Artificial Intelligence (Faculty of Science and Engineering) at the University of Groningen. One of the things she is interested in is studying the cognitive processes involved in mindfulness and meditation. Studying this topic is not an easy task since there is not […]
Habits are hard to change, as illustrated in Plato’s quote that “The first and best victory is to conquer self”. Mindfulness meditation has begun to be studied as a way to counteract detrimental mental habits. We examined whether mindfulness would delink the relation between alcohol impulses and alcohol use.