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23:30 Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation –  Davidson Study  Study: Randomized, controlled 8 week clinical training program in mindfulness and  meditation in a work environment with healthy employees  Hypothesis: The meditators would show greater antibody titers in response to the  vaccine compared with subjects in the wait-list control group. Also that the magnitude of  change toward greater relative left-sided activation would be associated with a larger  increase in antibody titers in response to the vaccine.  Methods: Measured brain electrical activity (EEG) before and immediately after, and  then 4 months after the 8 week program. 
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Unformatted text preview: 25 subjects were tested in the meditation group Wait list control group (16) was tested at the same pints in time as the meditators Both groups were vaccinated with influenza vaccine 4-8 week blood draw for magnitude of titer response Limitations: Small number of subjects in the study Did not use fMRI Conclusion: A meditation program in mindfulness and meditation may change the brain and immune function in positive ways such as left-died anterior activation (positive emotion) and increases in antibody titers to influenza vaccine. There is a need for additional research on the biological consequences of this intervention. 23:30 23:30...
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