An explosion in Mindfulness research about brain change

one thing is clear: Mindfulness Changes the Brain

dr. Sara Lazar: Mindfulness and Brain imaging

Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals

Dr. Dave Vag0: the Neuroscience Of Mindfulness

David Vago is Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is an associate professor in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. He also maintains an appointment as a research associate in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory (FNL), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Richard Davidson: Mindfulness and Emotions

Dr. Richard Davidson is the founder of The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Davidson is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and long time mindfulness practitioner.

Dr. Judson Brewer: Mindfulness and bRAIN Networks

Judson Brewer MD, PhD  is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical School. He specializes in treating addictions and incorporating mindfulness into treatments.

Reviews & Meta-analyses of mindfulness research


American Psychological Association

Mindfulness meditation: A research-proven way to reduce stress

What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness? A Practice Review of Psychotherapy-Related Research

2016 Meta Analysis of RCT's: Online Mindfulness Interventions to Improve Mental Health

American Mindfulness Research Association: 14 categories of meta-analyses

"Brain Hygiene" with mindfulness

Dr. Dan Siegel discusses mindfulness, including potential impacts on relationships.

Growing the brain with rick hanson

Brain anatomy and physiology changes with mindfulness practice

MBCT co Founder Mark williams

The Science of Mindfulness

Dr. Kevin Barrows: The Effects of Mindfulness

Dr. Kevin Barrows is the founder of mindfulness programs at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and former Director of Clinical Programs at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 

dan siegel md: regulation for kids

Another great video from Dr. Dan Siegel that expands the mindfulness conversation to emotional regulation for children.