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Posted Mar 31, 2021

People often look forward to leisure vacations as relief from work and life routines, and to improve their well-being. Little is known about what types of vacations yield the most enduring benefits. For example, would a person benefit more from a leisure vacation...


Posted Mar 23, 2021

Brain imaging studies find that mindfulness training can change the human brain’s functional connectivity. That is, the degree to which various brain regions jointly covary in their activity. However, the causal direction...


Posted Feb 26, 2021

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a decline in cognitive performance that is more severe than that of normal aging, yet less severe than that of dementia. Patients with MCI are at risk for developing dementia, and researchers are...

Welcome to AMRA!

The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) was founded in 2013. The Mindfulness Research Monthly scientific bulletin has been in circulation since 2009. Our mission is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best evidence-based standards for the use of mindfulness research and its applications; facilitate professional development through grant giving; and disseminate newly gained knowledge to the public.

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.

Learn more about our valuable resources and organizational leadership.

MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY

To increase awareness of and inform the latest advances in mindfulness research.

Journal Club

Recommended Readings for our Community

April 2021 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2021. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Hilt, L. M., & Swords, C. M. (2021). Acceptability and Preliminary Effects of a Mindfulness Mobile Application for Ruminative Adolescents. Behavior Therapy
  • Lai, S.-T., Lim, K.-S., Tang, V., & Low, W.-Y. (2021). Mindfulness-based intervention to promote psychological wellbeing in people with epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial. Epilepsy & Behavior.
  • Morais, P., Quaresma, C., Vigário, R., & Quintão, C. (2021). Electrophysiological effects of mindfulness meditation in a concentration test. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
  • Ullrich, S., Colzato, L. S., Wolff, N., & Beste, C. (2021). Short-term Focused Attention Meditation Restricts the Retrieval of Stimulus-Response Bindings to Relevant Information. Mindfulness.

Early Career Scientist Award

Are you starting a career as a mindfulness researcher? AMRA supports promising scholars through the AMRA Early Career Scientist Award (ECSA) program. Eligible are AMRA members who are currently trainees in masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs or within their first two years of terminal degree and currently working at a research institute. The candidate must have one or more first author publications related to mindfulness, and show promise for future impact. Learn more about the program and previous award recipients.

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