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What We're Reading

Below is a list of articles and books we've been discussing in our classes.


Brefczynski-Lewis, J. A., A. Lutz, et al. (2007). "Neural correlates of attentional expertise in long-term meditation practitioners." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104(27): 11483-11488.

Davidson, R. J., J. Kabat-Zinn, et al. (2003). "Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation." Psychosom Med 65(4): 564-570.

Farb, N. A. S., Z. V. Segal, et al. (2007). "Attending to the present: mindfulness meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference." Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2(4): 313-322.

Fredrickson, B., M. Cohn, et al. (2008). "Open hearts build lives: Positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources." J Pers Soc Psych 95(5): 1045-1062.

Hölzel, B. K., U. Ott, et al. (2007). "Differential engagement of anterior cingulate and adjacent medial frontal cortex in adept meditators and non-meditators." Neurosci Lett 421(1): 16-21.

Immordino-Yang, M. H., A. McColl, et al. (2009). "Neural correlates of admiration and compassion." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(19): 8021-8026.

Jha, A. P., J. Krompinger, et al. (2007). "Mindfulness training modifies subsystems of attention." Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 7(2): 109-119.

Lazar, S. W., C. E. Kerr, et al. (2005). "Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness." Neuroreport 16(17): 1893-1897.

Legrand, D. and P. Ruby (2009). "What is self-specific? Theoretical investigation and critical review of neuroimaging results." Psychological Review 116(1): 252-282.

Lutz, A., L. L. Greischar, et al. (2009). "BOLD signal in insula is differentially related to cardiac function during compassion meditation in experts vs. novices." Neuroimage 47(3): 1038-1046.

Lutz, A., H. A. Slagter, et al. (2009). "Mental Training Enhances Attentional Stability: Neural and Behavioral Evidence." Journal of Neuroscience 29(42): 13418-13427.

Lutz, A. and E. Thompson (2003). "Neurophenomenology Integrating Subjective Experience and Brain Dynamics in the Neuroscience of Consciousness." Journal of Consciousness Studies 9(10): 31-52.

Northoff, G. and F. Bermpohl (2004). "Cortical midline structures and the self." Trends Cogn Sci 8(3): 102-107.

Ospina, M. (2007). "Meditation Practices for Health: State of the Research." 1-472.

Pagnoni, G., M. Cekic, et al. (2008). ""Thinking about not-thinking": neural correlates of conceptual processing during Zen meditation." PLoS ONE 3(9): e3083.

Pessoa, L. (2008). "On the relationship between emotion and cognition." Nat Rev Neurosci 9(2): 148-158.

Rubia, K. (2009). "The neurobiology of Meditation and its clinical effectiveness in psychiatric disorders." Biol Psychol 82(1): 1-11.