volume 121, issue 5, P792-814 2017
DOI: 10.1177/0033294117740137
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Abstract: Research in the neuroscience of mindfulness has grown rapidly in recent years. This includes empirical investigations into structural and functional changes in several brain regions-particularly, the hippocampus, the prefrontal cortex, and the amygdala-in association with the practice of mindfulness. Of interest to the current paper is that such brain regions are also implicated in empirical research focusing on fear extinction. While fear extinction has, therefore, been suggested as one of the possible mechan…

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