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Special Issue: Advances in Meditation Research

Edited by

Sonia Sequeira (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Special Issue: Advances in Meditation Research

Published: June 2016

Volume 1373

Published since 1824, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the Academy’s premier scientific publication.

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This Annals special issue presents a collection of papers stemming from the 2015 meeting of the Advances in Meditation Research conference series in New York City, which was created to advance the growing interdisciplinary science that explores the neural correlates and associated psychological and clinical applications relevant to the practice of meditation in its many forms. The papers cover a range of topics, including mindfulness-based interventions for coping with cancer; the effects of mindfulness meditation on the immune system; novel mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches to remediate hedonic dysregulation in addiction, stress, and pain; promising links between meditation and brain preservation; the practice of yoga in school settings; mindfulness-based stress reduction and meditation as emerging tools to increase resilience; a nondual perspective on love and compassion meditation; transcending as a driver of development; an interoceptive map of central nervous system function and meditative mind–brain–body integration; mind wandering, mindful awareness, and states of mental tranquility; and a mechanistic account of mindfulness meditation–based pain relief.