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19

The Neurobiology of Self-Preoccupation

Lecture no. 19 from the course: The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

The Neurobiology of Self-Preoccupation

Taught by Professor Ronald D. Siegel | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Science is now able to measure brain activity related to self-referential thinking—self-focused thought patterns that tend to correlate with distress. Examine findings from recent studies showing that experienced meditators can quickly step out of the self-preoccupied thought stream, with significant benefits for their ability to deal with pain and to cultivate wellness.

29 Lectures

1
Image of Why Mindfulness Matters
Why Mindfulness Matters
0 of 34 min
2
Image of Our Troublesome Brains
Our Troublesome Brains
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Informal, Formal, and Intensive Practices
Informal, Formal, and Intensive Practices
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Who Am I? The Perils of Self
Who Am I? The Perils of Self
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Mindfulness or Psychotherapy?
Mindfulness or Psychotherapy?
0 of 32 min
6
Image of Attention and Empathy in Relationships
Attention and Empathy in Relationships
0 of 32 min
7
Image of The Science of Compassion and Self-Compassion
The Science of Compassion and Self-Compassion
0 of 31 min
8
Image of Tailoring Practices to Fit Changing Needs
Tailoring Practices to Fit Changing Needs
0 of 32 min
9
Image of Modifying Our Brain Function and Structure
Modifying Our Brain Function and Structure
0 of 31 min
10
Image of Solitude—An Antidote to Loneliness
Solitude—An Antidote to Loneliness
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Connecting with Children and Adolescents
Connecting with Children and Adolescents
0 of 29 min
12
Image of Seeing Sadness and Depression in a New Light
Seeing Sadness and Depression in a New Light
0 of 32 min
13
Image of Befriending Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
Befriending Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Transforming Chronic Pain
Transforming Chronic Pain
0 of 31 min
15
Image of Placebos, Illness, and the Power of Belief
Placebos, Illness, and the Power of Belief
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Interrupting Addiction and Troublesome Habits
Interrupting Addiction and Troublesome Habits
0 of 33 min
17
Image of Overcoming Traumas Large and Small
Overcoming Traumas Large and Small
0 of 32 min
18
Image of Groundbreaking Mindfulness Programs
Groundbreaking Mindfulness Programs
0 of 29 min
19
Image of The Neurobiology of Self-Preoccupation
The Neurobiology of Self-Preoccupation
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Growing Up Isn’t Easy—Facing Impermanence
Growing Up Isn’t Easy—Facing Impermanence
0 of 29 min
21
Image of Toward a Science of Wisdom
Toward a Science of Wisdom
0 of 30 min
22
Image of The Promise of Enlightenment
The Promise of Enlightenment
0 of 31 min
23
Image of Mindful Ethics as a Path to Freedom
Mindful Ethics as a Path to Freedom
0 of 31 min
24
Image of The New Science of Happiness
The New Science of Happiness
0 of 39 min
25
Image of Bonus Meditation: Breath Awareness Practice
Bonus Meditation: Breath Awareness Practice
0 of 28 min
26
Image of Bonus Meditation: Loving-kindness Practice
Bonus Meditation: Loving-kindness Practice
0 of 22 min
27
Image of Bonus Meditation: Mountain Meditation
Bonus Meditation: Mountain Meditation
0 of 07 min
28
Image of Bonus Meditation: Breathing Together
Bonus Meditation: Breathing Together
0 of 21 min
29
Image of Bonus Meditation: Stepping into Fear
Bonus Meditation: Stepping into Fear
0 of 11 min

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