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.
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.
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
Study by G. Desbordes, et al. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH
Article by Eric Hoffmann, Ph.D. New Brain-New World
Study conducted by Frontiers in Science. Indexed in Institute of Noetic Sciences Bibliography on Meditation
Article on "Gamma wave." Wikipedia, with references
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
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.