Navigation Links
Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions
Date:4/25/2011

MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can help relieve pain and improve memory by regulating a brain wave known as the alpha rhythm, which "turns down the volume" on distractions.

In a small study, researchers found that those participants using meditation were better able to modulate the waves -- when they were told where to direct their attention -- after they finished an eight-week course, compared to a control group that did no meditation.

"Mindfulness meditation has been reported to enhance numerous mental abilities, including rapid memory recall," study co-author Catherine Kerr, of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Osher Research Center at Harvard Medical School, said in a news release provided by Massachusetts General. "Our discovery that mindfulness meditators more quickly adjusted the brain wave that screens out distraction could explain their superior ability to rapidly remember and incorporate new facts."

The alpha rhythm plays a role in the cells that process senses like touch, sight and sound in the brain's cortex. It helps the brain ignore distractions, helping a person to focus while many things are going on, the study authors said.

The findings "may explain reports that mindfulness meditation decreases pain perception," Kerr added. "Enhanced ability to turn the alpha rhythm up or down could give practitioners' greater ability to regulate pain sensation."

The new research may also help explain how meditation might affect basic brain function, said study co-author Stephanie Jones, of the Martinos Center.

"Given what we know about how alpha waves arise from electrical currents in sensory cortical cells, these data suggest that mindfulness meditation practitioners can use the mind to enhance regulation of currents in targeted cortical cells. The implications extend far beyond meditati
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tired of Snow, Sleet, and Stress? Join Deepak Chopra for a Week-Long Meditation Retreat this March in Florida's Warm Sunshine
2. Transcendental Meditation activates default mode network, the brains natural ground state
3. The American Meditation Institute Hosts Mind-Body Medicine Seminars by Dr. Bernie Siegel, Leonard Perlmutter and Dr. Beth Netter
4. UW Symposium: How Disease, Therapy, Drugs and Meditation Reshape the Brain
5. Guided Meditation Made Available to Everyone for Stress Awareness Month
6. Meditation reduces the emotional impact of pain
7. Meditation Soothes MS Patients
8. Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health
9. Zen Meditation Can Help Bring Pain Under Control
10. Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks
11. Meditation Appears to Cause Changes in Brains Gray Matter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/22/2014)... Domestic farmgate milk and dairy ... due to a fall in demand for ... amid the global financial crisis. However, these declines ... dairy manufacturers on the international scene. Strong growth ... growth, primarily due to supply constraints in some ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... The topic of B&D Rockeries’ latest publication is ... states that, “While they give off the appearance of simplicity ... creating this powerful look.” , One of the first and ... kind of block matches your home environment and best fulfills ... main options are concrete and stone blocks. But do not ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... has been a historical time for Angeldress.co.uk, an excellent wedding ... some renowned review websites. Recently, the company has added to ... of wonderful sexy wedding dresses to its website. At the ... to an 80% discount on any order over GBP 149. ... dress at Angeldress.co.uk, which has garnered a hard core of ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Recently, UWDress.com is gratified ... guest dresses . In addition, the company has also ... , As a leading online supplier of wedding dresses, ... outfits. The unusual best wedding guest gowns are provided ... amazing designs, this new selection is famous for high ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 The Sports Conflict Institute ... to its team of conflict resolution professionals. Baroff comes ... and referee. He has over 30 years experience as an ... “I'm very excited to connect with SCI and bring my ... to a program with a complete sports focus,” says Baroff. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4Health News:5 Step Installment of Block Retaining Walls is Topic of Latest Article by B&D Rockeries 2Health News:Sexy Wedding Dresses with Special Discounts Launched by Angeldress.co.uk 2Health News:Best Wedding Guest dresses Introduced by UWDress.com 2Health News:SCI Announces New Team Member Roy Baroff 2Health News:SCI Announces New Team Member Roy Baroff 3
... typically fight bacteria, study finds , MONDAY, Oct. 1 ... air pollution, shuts down early immune responses in the ... to bacteria and other foreign invaders, research shows. , ... increased cardiovascular and pulmonary hospitalizations and deaths, but the ...
... Oct. 1 Sunnylife Global, Inc.,(Pink Sheets: SNYL) ... financial public relations services. At a time ... quality,healthcare management in China and build assisted-living housing ... to do so, with,approvals from China,s central government. ...
... HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 1 In continuing support ... Serta is putting the,famous Counting Sheep back to work ... will honor two breast cancer survivors or,co-survivors with a ... a $5,000 donation to Komen for the Cure in ...
... Md., Oct. 1 The first lady of the,United ... her husband,s,governorship she intends to help improve the lives ... week Cecile deJongh saw a major piece of her ... Wednesday and Thursday, one on St. Croix,and the second ...
... 1 The Regulatory Affairs,Professionals Society (RAPS), ... products regulatory profession, announced at their annual,conference ... Affairs Professional,Development Framework: An Overview," a new ... of regulatory professionals. The white paper, ...
... Carry RESPeRATE ... Hypertension Treatment Device, NEW ... INCR), today announced that its RESPeRATE(R) hypertension,treatment device, clinically-proven ... launch into retail distribution in,Australia through its local marketing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sunnylife Global Retains The Blaine Group For Investor Relations, Financial Public Relations 2Health News:Serta Brings Sweet Dreams and a Special Delivery to Deserving Women 2Health News:Serta Brings Sweet Dreams and a Special Delivery to Deserving Women 3Health News:First Lady of U.S. Virgin Islands Opens New CHADD Support Groups 2Health News:New RAPS White Paper Details Career Development of Healthcare Products Regulatory Professionals 2Health News:New RAPS White Paper Details Career Development of Healthcare Products Regulatory Professionals 3Health News:InterCure and High Tech Health Announce RESPeRATE Launch into Pharmacy Market in Australia 2Health News:InterCure and High Tech Health Announce RESPeRATE Launch into Pharmacy Market in Australia 3Health News:InterCure and High Tech Health Announce RESPeRATE Launch into Pharmacy Market in Australia 4
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 Michael DeMarco (42) erinnert ... 14. Februar 2014 zugetragen hat. Seine Tochter Aly Demarco ... Video - http://youtu.be/5cVoMCe0uiE ... morgendliches Training zu machen", erzählt Michael DeMarco . ... begeisterte Anhänger der CrossFit-Trainingsmethode. Ich war auf dem ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014   Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. ... first U.S. commercial producer of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is proud ... INVAP to design its Medical Isotope Production ... Mo-99 is the parent isotope of Technetium-99, which is ... In 2012, Congress passed legislation making it a national ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014   Wellcentive , the industry leader ... organizations, announced today being named one of the ... Award .  Sponsored by Intel, the world leader ... year, recognizes companies developing leading-edge technology and unique ... Wellcentive,s Mason Beard , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 2Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 3Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Inks Deal With INVAP 2Wellcentive Named Finalist for 2014 Intel Innovation Award 2Wellcentive Named Finalist for 2014 Intel Innovation Award 3
... Oct. 23 Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a clinical-stage ... will be presenting at the 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum 2009 ... 2009 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. Mr. ... research and development progress. A link to the live presentation ...
... , HOLLISTON, Mass., Oct. 23 Nyer Medical Group, Inc., ... wholly-owned subsidiary of Nyer which does business under the name ... Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. for the sale of a substantial ... of a total of 12 neighborhood pharmacies which includes the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novavax to Present at 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum 2009 2Nyer Medical Group, Inc., Announces Agreements to Sell Certain Eaton Apothecary Assets to Walgreens and Sell Operating Subsidiary's Stock to Investors 2Nyer Medical Group, Inc., Announces Agreements to Sell Certain Eaton Apothecary Assets to Walgreens and Sell Operating Subsidiary's Stock to Investors 3Nyer Medical Group, Inc., Announces Agreements to Sell Certain Eaton Apothecary Assets to Walgreens and Sell Operating Subsidiary's Stock to Investors 4
Triad Plus Sterile Isopropyl Alcohol 70% USP Prep Pads are medium size. Each package is terminally sterilized, ensuring the safest possible product....
Aplicare's Prep Pads offer convenience, low cost, ease of use. The medium size is appropriate for most applications. Each package is terminally sterilized, ensuring the safest possible product for th...
... Triad Plus Sterile Isopropyl ... are primarily used as ... to administering injections. They ... meet AAMI/ANSI/ISO 11137 standards ...
BETADINE® Solution Swabsticks are indicated whenever a topical microbicide is applied most conveniently with a swabstick....
Medicine Products: