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Can mindfulness meditation make me happy?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
Mindfulness is awareness and acceptance of your present experience. Even if you're new to mindfulness meditation, you can use this technique to prime your brain for happiness. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin measured brain electrical activity before, immediately after, and four months after a two-month course in mindfulness meditation. After the course, they found persistent increased activity on the left side of the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with joyful and serene emotions.

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