the SCIENCE

Each week brings more research on how mindfulness works and have effective it is. Neuroscientists are discovering how it affects the brain, medical researchers are analyzing its health benefits, and social scientists are showing how it can change our lives and our society.

Richie Davidson's research is proving how well-being can actually change the brain. 

A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.

Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways. 

A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.

When are we happiest? When we stay in the moment, says researcher Matt Killingsworth.