Compiled and edited by Michael Murphy, co-founder of Esalen Institute, in collaboration with Steven Donovan. Now updated and available as a searchable, online catalog with citations, abstracts, and, when available, full-text articles.
Search on "Meditation" for (at last count) 111 studies conducted by this group of scientists.
This non-profit organization organizes articles and research conducted by the world's leading neuroscientists working in conjunction with seasoned Tibetan Buddhist meditators under the auspices of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Article by Swami Tapasmurti Saraswati, Founder of Yoga Magazine. Based on Cade's research and Mind Mirror.
Article by Anna Wise. Published by FutureHealth.org, "Winter Brain Papers," 2007.
Article by Tracy Brandmeyer and Arnaud Delorme, Frontiers in Psychology/Consciousness Research, October 2013.
Study published by U.S. National Library of Medicine, February 2009. Alpha-theta meditation promotes a wide array of positive benefits, from creative performance enhancement, psychological
integration and neuroplasticity, to reduced depression and anxiety in alcoholism, resolved post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and improvements in working memory, learning, retention
and REM sleep.
Meta-study published by Science Daily in July 2014. Neurofeedback meditation trials showed healthy and elderly participant gains in sustained attention, orienting and executive attention, memory, complex psychomotor skills, implicit procedural memory, recognition memory, perceptual binding, intelligence, mood and well-being.
Study published by Science Daily in March 2010. Significant changes in brain plasticity observed with 30 minutes of voluntary-controlled alpha brainwave training per day, inducing a lasting shift in cortical excitability and intracortical function.
Article by Lisa Brunette of the University of Wisconsin. Drs. Richard Davidson and Antoine Lutz studies on gamma-producing Buddhist monks suggest that neural synchrony involved in the global coordination of brain activity induces short-term and long-term change in the brain.
Study by Kang Do-Hyung, et al published in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Study by Amishi Jha, et al. Article published in the New York Times Magazine
Study by C.E. Kerr, et al. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, published by PubMed.gov
Washington Post writer Mark Kaufman synthesizes Dr. Richard Davidson's research on Buddhist monks, neuroplastic changes to the left prefrontal cortex, and gamma waves arising out of attentional focus and compassion meditation. 2005
Article by Sharon Begley. Science Journal/Wall Street Journal, November 2004
Study by Antoine Lutz, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
Article By Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Time Magazine, January 2006. How meditation sharpens the mind and mitigates age-related attenuation by thickening the frontal cortex.
Noninvasive Brain Wave Treatment Reduces Alzheimer's Pathology, Improves Memory in Mice. Recent NIA-supported research offers evidence in mice that stimulation of gamma brain waves reduces Alzheimer's-related proteins and slows neurodegeneration association with the disease. NIH publication, 2019.
Neuroscientist Sara Lazar presents a TEDx Talk in Cambridge (2011), 8:33 minutes
The benefits of meditation: neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, increased empathy and compassion, reduced stress and negative emotions in the amygdala.
Daniel Siegel, M.D. presents a TEDx Talk in Studio City (2012), 18:26 minutes
"Self" and self-regulation: how mindful self-reflection and self-regulation integrate the reptilian, mammalian and human (cortical) brains for greater health and well-being
Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., Institute for Frontier Sciences. Presentation in 3 parts, total 21 minutes
Google TechTalk by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., 1:05:21 minutes
Content: neuroplasticity, epigenetics, meditation: the cultivation of compassion, neurocardiac coupling, demonstrable changes in new meditators, gamma frequencies, attentional stability, immune system improvements, predications about the future pervasiveness of meditation.