Mindfulness training in preschoolers

Mindfulness is an attention training drawn from the Buddhist tradition and refers to a self-regulated attentional stance, oriented towards present-moment experiences that are characterized by curiosity, openness, and acceptance.

Mindfulness was found to be a method reducing stress and improving quality of life, but can it also have positive effects on the developing brain?

In our study, we examine the cognitive and language abilities of preschool children, before and after practicing mindfulness, through behavioral tests and EEG, in order to determine the neurobiological mechanism underlying mindfulness training in preschool children.

This study is supported by the Mind and Life Institute.

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