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.

Scientific American declared last week: the practice is overrated because the science is scant. Here's why that doesn't add up. 

Can present-moment focus undercut our tendency to stick with the path we're already on?

Daniel Goleman shares a few key things he learned while writing Focus.

Researcher Rimma Teper on how mindfulness helps improve executive function.

A new study suggests that 10 minutes of meditation changes our experience of time.