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Mindfulness Introduction: From Mind Full to Mindful

  • Yi-Yuan TangEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter aims to clarify what mindfulness meditation is, and to introduce the emerging field of Mindfulness Neuroscience, which can help individuals better understand the brain mechanisms underlying mindfulness and other mental states. This chapter will also point out the methodological challenges in the mindfulness field and the possible solutions to these challenges.

Keywords

Mindfulness meditation Mindfulness neuroscience Integrative Body-Mind training (IBMT)® Mind-fullness Mindlessness Longitudinal studies Cross-sectional studies Methodological challenges 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA

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