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Using Meditation to Change Emotional Response

Canadian neuroscientist and science writer Ward Plunet discusses new research on meditation in his debut YouTube video, "8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change How You Process Emotions."

In this brief and clear video, Plunet shares details from the study "Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state," Desbordes et al., Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2012, DOI: Researchers worked with three groups, sending one to Mindful Attention Training...
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Neuromarketing Brainwaves for Marketers

A basic grounding in neuroimaging and neuromarketing, in a presentation by a professor for marketers. Definitions, processes, interpretation, and the difference between traditional market research that asks for explicit views and neuroimaging that looks inside the...
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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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Catching Up on Sleep

From the Waking Up To Sleep 2007 conference, a renowned sleep expert discusses how much sleep is optimal. He presents correlative population studies on mortality rates and performance measures in a 15 minute talk, followed by another quarter hour of very good Q&A. See also: Sleeping Pills: More Harm Than Good, another compelling talk by Dr....
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