Neuroscience and Clinical Practice

Dr. Robert J. MacFadden


Definition: Non-judgmental attention to experiences in the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). Involves attention on the experience of thoughts, body sensations, emotions and observing them as they arise and go away.

Two central components: (1 ) regulation of attention to keep it on the immediate experience; (2) approaching experiences with curiosity, openness, and acceptance, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.

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impact on functions” for information on how Meditation changes brain functioning.