Editor’s choice: the effects of meditation and mindfulness

Rooted in ancient Eastern traditions, the possible benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and other contemplative practices on mental and physical well-being, are gaining the increased attention of the international research community. This collection brings together some of the latest research on the physiological, neural, and psychological effects of such practices, ranging from cardio-metabolic changes, to structural and functional alterations in the brain, as well as differences in social cognition and impulse control.

Psychological effects

Neural effects

Physical effects