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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Neuroscience behind mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation caught the interest of the neuroscientist community, not only because of is increasing popularity, but also because of the mounting evidence of benefits in mental health, enhanced self-awareness, relaxation, more focused attention, positive shifts in mood and improved well-being. Neuroscientists are also interested in understanding the biological mechanisms that cause neuroplasticity changes in the structure and function of brain regions involved in the regulation of attention, emotion, and self-awareness.

During the past decade, numerous neuroimaging studies have investigated changes in brain morphology related to the practice of mindfulness. In an attempt to consolidate the findings, ...

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