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