Small selection of study data
Neuroplasticity: MRI images taken before and after an 8-week MBSR course show that the grey matter of participants in areas relevant to memory, attention, and emotional control has significantly condensed (Psychiatry Res. 191, p 36-43, 2011)
Conflict Management: The readiness of Israeli to enter into a political compromise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was significantly increased immediately after the MBSR 8-week training and 6 months after that compared to a control group (Mindfulness 8, p. 1345-1353, 2017)
Emotional Intelligence: The world's largest secular meditation study shows that depending on meditation technique, other functional areas in the brain are trained. Conversational meditation and observation of one's own thinking increase the social skills and the feeling of connectedness (Mindfulness 8, p. 218-231, 2017)
Creativity and Focus: Mindfulness training leads to a significant measurement of attention performance and cognitive flexibility, as shown in this study, which compares people with and without meditation practice (Concious and Cognition 18, p. 176-186, 2009).