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.

New research looks at how experiences can positively shift our self-perception. 

About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can mindfulness help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?

A new study shows that physicians with mindfulness skills communicate well with patients, and provide better quality care.

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.