Bibliografia aggiornata. 

Giù le mani da Pierino. 
Accompagnamento empatico dei bambini affetti da ADHD
(sindrome da iperattività e deficit da attenzione)

Studi scientifici e siti dedicati ad ADHD e meditazione

Grosswald S., Travis F., Stixrud W., ADHD Brain Functioning and Transcendental Meditation Practice, in Mind & Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry, 2011;1(2). Consultabile in: EurekAlert < >.

Harrison L., Manocha R., Rubia K., Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a Family Treatment Program for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children, in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2003;9(4):479-497. Consultabile in: Free Meditation < >, dalla pagina 479 in poi.

Shah, P., White, H. A., Creative style and achievement in adults with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Desorder, in Personality and Individual Differences, 2012(50):673-677. Abstract: < >

Zylowska L., Ackerman D. L., Yang M., et al., Mindfulness meditation training in adults and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—a feasibility study, in Journal of Attention Disorders, 2008;11(6):737-746. Consultabile in: SAGE Journals < >.

Aggiornamento in materia di studi di varia tendenza su ADHD: (sito organizzato da David Rabiner, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Duke University)


Studi scientifici, siti e libri divulgativi su Mindfulness, Shamatha:

Arch J., Berkman E. T., Dickenson J., Lieberman M. D., Neural correlates of focused attention during a brief Mindfulness induction, in SCAN, 01/03/2012. Consultabile in: SCAN. Special Issue on Mindfulness Neuroscience, 2013;8(1) < >.

Arch J. J., Craske M. G., Mechanisms of mindfulness: emotion regulation following a focused breathing induction, in Behaviour Research and Therapy, 2006;44(12):1849-1858. Consultabile in: Science Direct < >.

Baer R. A., Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: a conceptual and empirical review, in Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2003;10(2):125-143. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Behrmann M., Geng J. J., Shomstein S., Parietal cortex and attention, in Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2004;14(2):212-217. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Broderick P.C., Mindfulness and coping with dysphoric mood: contrasts with rumination and distraction, in Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2005;29(5):501-510. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Brown K. W., http://goodman R. J., Inzlicht M., Dispositional mindfulness and the attenuation of neural responses to emotional stimuli, in SCAN, 17/01/2012. Consultabile in: SCAN. Special Issue on Mindfulness Neuroscience, 2013;8(1) < >.

Brown K. W., Ryan R. M., The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being, in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2003;84(4):822-848. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Brown K. W., Ryan R. M., Creswell J. D., Mindfulness: theoretical foundations and evidence for its salutary effects, in Psychological Inquiry, 2007;18(4):211-237. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Cahn B. R., Polich J., Meditation states and traits: EEG, ERP, and neuroimaging studies. Psychological bulletin, 2006;132(2):180-211. Consultabile in: APA PsychNET < >.

Creswell J. D., Way B. M., Eisenberger N. I., Lieberman M. D., Neural correlates of dispositional mindfulness during affect labeling, in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2007;69(6):560-565. Consultabile in: Psychosomatic Medicine < >.

Davidson R. J., Kabat-Zinn J., Schumacher J., et al., Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation, in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2003;65(4):564-570. Consultabile in: Psychosomatic Medicine < >.

Didonna F. (a cura di), Manuale clinico di Mindfulness, Franco Angeli, Milano 2012.

Farb N. A. S., Segal Z. V., Mayberg H., et al., Attending to the present: meditation reveals distinct neural modes of self-reference, in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2007;2(4):313-322.

Flook L., Galla B. M., Ishijima E., Kaiser-Greenland S., Kasari C., Kitil M. J., Locke J., Smalley S. L., Effects of Mindful Awareness Practices on Executive Functions in Elementary School Children, in Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010;26:70-95. Consultabile in: Garrison Institute < >.

Goldin P., Gross J., Effect of mindfulness meditation training on the neural bases of emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder, in Emotion, 2010;10(1):83-84. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Hölzel B., Ott U., Hempel H., et al., Differential engagement of anterior cingulate and adjacent medial frontal cortex in adept meditators and non-meditators, in Neuroscience Letters, 2007;421(1):16-21. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Ivanovski B., Malhi G.S., The psychological and neurophysiological concomitants of mindfulness forms of meditation, in Neuropsychiatrica, 2007;19(2):76-91. Consultabile in: Wiley Online Library < >.

Jha A. P., Krompinger J., Baime M., Mindfulness training modifies subsystems of attention, in Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2007;7(2):109-119. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Kabat-Zinn J., An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation: theoretical considerations and preliminary results, in ReVISION, 1984;7(1):71-72. Consultabile in: Science Direct < >.

Kabat-Zinn J., Dovunque tu vada, ci sei già, TRA, Milano 2001.

Kabat-Zinn J., Lipworth L., Burney R., The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain, in Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1985;8(2):163-190. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

McCracken L. M., Gauntlett-Gilbert J., Vowles K. E., The role of mindfulness in a contextual cognitive-behavioral analysis of chronic pain-related suffering and disability, in Pain, 2007;131(1-2):63-69. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Moore A., Malinowski P., Meditation, mindfulness and cognitive flexibility, in Consciousness and Cognition, 2009;18(1):176-186. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Ricard M., L’uomo più felice del mondo, Amrita Video/Macrovideo, 2009. 

Short E. B., Kose S., Mu Q., et al., Regional brain activation during meditation shows time and practice effects: an exploratory FMRI study, in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2010;7(1):121-127. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Tang Y. Y., Ma Y., Wang J., et al., Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2007;104(43):17152-17156. Consultabile in: PNAS < >.

Taylor V. A., Grant J., Daneault V., et al., Impact of mindfulness on the neural responses to emotional pictures in experienced and beginner meditators, in Neuroimage, 2011;57(4):1524-1533. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Wallace B. Alan, La mente in equilibrio. La meditazione nella scienza, nel buddhismo, nel cristianesimo, Amrita, Torino 2011.

Zgierska A., Rabago D., Chawla N., Kushner K., Koehler R., Marlatt A., Mindfulness meditation for substance use disorder: a systematic review, in Substance Abuse, 2009;30(4):266-294. Consultabile in: Taylor & Francis Online < >.

Aggiornamento in materia di studi su Mindfulness, Shamatha:


Studi scientifici dedicati alle pratiche meditative “della compassione”

Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Pace T. W. W., Raison C. L., M. D., et al., Effect of Compassion Meditation on Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress, in Psychoneuroimmunology, 2009;34(1). Consultabile in < >.

Weng H. Y. et al., Compassion Training Alters Altruism and Neural Responses to Suffering, in Psychological Science, 21/05/2013. Consultabile in: SAGE Journals < >.


Applicazioni cliniche della ricerca sulle tecniche contemplative

Aichele S. R., Blackburn E. H., Bridwell D. A., Epel E. S., Jacobs T. L., King B. G., Lin J., MacLean K. A., Rosenberg E. L., Sahdra B. K., Saron C. D., Shaver P. R., Wallace B. A., Wolkowitz O. M., Zanesco A. P., Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators, in Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2010;36(5). Consultabile in: Science Direct < >.

 Braboszcz C., Hahusseau S., Delorme A., Meditation and neuroscience: from basic research to clinical practice, in: Carlstedt R. A. (a cura di), Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives, Practices and Research, Springer Publishing, New York 2010, pp. 1910-1929. Consultabile in: http://google Scholar < >.

Marlatt G. A., Pagano R. R., Rose R. M., Marques J. K., Effects of meditation and relaxation training upon alcohol use in male social drinkers, in: Shapiro D. H., Walsh R. N. (a cura di), Meditation: Classic and contemporary perspectives, Aldine, New York 1984, p. 105-120. Consultabile in: http://google Books < >. 

Newberg A. B., Iversen J., The neural basis of the complex mental task of meditation: neurotransmitter and neurochemical considerations, in Medical Hypotheses, 2003;61(2):282-291. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.


Studi sull’attenzione che fanno riferimento alla meditazione

Brefczynski-Lewis J. A., Lutz A., Schaefer H. S., Levinson D. B., Davidson R. J., Neural correlates of attentional expertise in long-term meditation practitioners, in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America, 2007;104(27):1143-1148. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Brown K. W., West A. M., Loverich T. M., Biegel G. M., Assessing adolescent mindfulness: validation of an adapted Mindful Attention Awareness Scale in adolescent normative and psychiatric populations, in Psychological Assessment, 2011b;23:1023-1033. Consultabile in: APA PsychNET < >.

Corbetta M., Shulman G. L., Control of goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention in the brain, in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2002;3(3):201-215. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Dong M., Kanai R., Bahrami B., Rees G., The anatomy of superior parietal cortex links everyday distractibility with attentional capture, in Journal of Vision, 2010;10(7):124. 

Eckert M. A., Menon V., Walczak A., et al., At the heart of the ventral attention system: the right anterior insula, in Human Brain Mapping, 2009;30(8):2530-2541. Consultabile in: Wiley Online Library < >.

Hasenkamp W., Wilson-Mendenhall C. D., Duncan E., Barsalou L. W., Mind wandering and attention during focused meditation: a fine-grained temporal analysis of fluctuating cognitive states, in Neuroimage, 2012;59(1):750-760. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Hopfinger J. B., Buonocore M. H., Mangun G.R., The neural mechanisms of top-down attentional control, in Nature Neuroscience, 2000;3(3):284-291. Consultabile in: Nature < >.

Kondo H., Osaka N., Osaka M., Cooperation of the anterior cingulate cortex and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for attention shifting, in Neuroimage, 2004;23(2):670-679. Consultabile in: Science Direct
< >.

Lutz A., Slagter H. A., Dunne J. D., Davidson R. J., Attention regulation and monitoring in meditation, in Trends in Cognitive Science, 2008;12(4):163-169. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Manna A., Raffone A., Perrucci M. G., et al., Neural correlates of focused attention and cognitive monitoring in meditation, in Brain Research Bulletin, 2010;82(1-2):46-56. Consultabile in: Science Direct < >.

Mason M. F, Norton M. I., Van Horn J. D., Wegner D. M., Grafton S. T., Macrae C. N., Wandering minds: the default network and stimulus-independent thought., in Science, 2007;315(5810):393-395.

Menon V., Uddin L. Q., Saliency, switching, attention and control: a network model of insula function, in Brain Structure and Function, 2010;214(5-6):655-667. Consultabile in: SpringerLink < >.

Moore A., Malinowski P., Meditation, mindfulness and cognitive flexibility, in Consciousness and Cognition, 2009;18(1):176-186. Consultabile in: Pubmed < >.

Posner M. I., Rothbart M. K., Research on attention networks as a model for the integration of psychological science, in Annual Review of Psychology, 2007;58(1):1-23. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Raz A., Buhle J., Typologies of attentional networks, in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2006;7(5):367-379. Consultabile in: Nature < >.

Shulman G. L., Pope D. L., Astafiev S. V., McAvoy M. P., Snyder A. Z., Corbetta M., Right hemisphere dominance during spatial selective attention and target detection occurs outside the dorsal frontoparietal network, in Journal of Neuroscience, 2010;30(10):3640-3651. Consultabile in: Journal of Neuroscience < >.

Spreng R. N., Mar R. A., Kim A. S., The common neural basis of autobiographical memory, prospection, navigation, theory of mind and the default mode: a quantitative meta-analysis, in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2009;21(3):489-510. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Wager T. D., Jonides J., Reading S., Neuroimaging studies of shifting attention: a meta-analysis. [Meta-Analysis], in Neuroimage, 2004;22(4):1679-1693. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Weissman D. H., Roberts K. C., Visscher K. M., Woldorff M. G., The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention, in Nature Neuroscience, 2006;9(7):971-978. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.


Studi scientifici su riduzione dello stress e meditazione

Carmody J., Dusek J. A., Evans K. C., Hoge E. A., Hölzel B. K., Lazar S. W., Morgan L., Pitman R. K., Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala, in SCAN, 23/09/2009. Consultabile in: SCAN <  >. 

Lazar S. W., Bush G., Gollub R. L., Fricchione G. L., Khalsa G., Benson H., Functional brain mapping of the relaxation response and meditation, in Neuroreport, 2000;11(7):1581-1585. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.

Muggia D., Accompagnamento empatico fondato sulla tradizione tibetana in contesto ospedaliero: due studi, 2008. Pubblicati online su >.

Witek-Janusek L., Albuquerque K., Rambo Chroniak K., Chroniak C., Durazo-Arvizu R., Matthews H. L., Effect of mindfulness based stress reduction on immune function, quality of life and coping in women with newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2008;22(6):969-981. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.


Studi scientifici su meditazione e dolore fisico

Zeidan F., Gordan N. S., Merchant J., http://goolkasian P., The effects of brief mindfulness meditation training on experimentally induced pain, in The Journal of Pain, 2010;11(3):199-209. Consultabile in: Web of Knowledge < >.


Empatia, neuroni a specchio e altri cervelli

Di Luzio S., Il cuore è una porta. Dalla scienza, un’ipotesi di evoluzione, Amrita, Torino 2011.

Fumagalli S., Gandini F., Dermoriflessologia®. Dialogare con l’inconscio attraverso la pelle, Amrita, Torino 2011.

Gershon M., Il secondo cervello, UTET, Torino 2006. 

Marquier A., Usare il cervello del cuore, Amrita, Torino 2010.

Rizzato M., Donelli D., Io sono il tuo specchio. Neuroni specchio ed empatia, Amrita, Torino 2011.


Meditazione a scuola

De Biasi L., Giacomin V., Progetto Alice per una ecologia della mente, vol. 2, a cura dell’Associazione Progetto Alice, Addhyapak Press & Publication, Varanasi 1999. 

Garrison Institute Report, Contemplation in Education. A Survey of Programs Using Contemplative Techniques, in K-12 Educational Settings: A Mapping Report, 10/2005. 

Lorrain D., A Peaceful Wonderland of Learning Called Alice, in Mandala, ottobre/novembre 2005, pp. 32-34.

Roncaglia, G. Felice... mente, L’Età dell’Acquario, Torino 2013.

Aggiornamento in materia di applicazione della meditazione nelle scuole:


Training Autogeno

Schultz J. H., Il Training autogeno. Metodo di autodistensione da concentrazione psichica - Quaderno di esercizi per il training autogeno (1), Feltrinelli, Milano 2002.


Il cambio di paradigma

Martino E., Pagliaro G., La mente non localizzata. La visione olistica e il Modello Mente-Corpo in psicologia e medicina, UPSEL Domeneghini Editore, Padova 2010.

Pagliaro G., Mente, meditazione e benessere, Tecniche Nuove, Milano 2004. 

Laszlo, E., La scienza e il campo Akashico, Urra, Milano, 2009.



Cagné R. M., Le condizioni dell’apprendimento, Armando, Roma 1973.

Costa E., “Ritmo, movimento e conoscenza”, in Corpo, i ritmi del caos, SEAM, Roma 1999.

Costa E., Meuti V., “Corpo, ritmo, movimento, conoscenza”, in Disturbi della condotta alimentare, Franco Angeli, Milano 2007.

Duhl F. J., Gray W., Rizzo N. D. (a cura di), Teoria Generale dei Sistemi e Psichiatria, Feltrinelli, Milano 1978.

Einstein A., Ideas and Opinions, Crown Publishers, New York 1954.

Einstein A., Il mondo come io lo vedo, Newton Compton, Milano 2012.

Ekman P., Te lo leggo in faccia, Amrita, Torino 2010.

Erikson E., Introspezione e responsabilità, Armando, Roma 1968.

Goleman D., Intelligenza emotiva. Che cosa è perché può renderci felici, RCS Libri & Grandi Opere, Milano 1996.

Goleman D., Lavorare con l’intelligenza emotiva, RCS Libri, Milano 1998.

Harrington, A., e Zajonc, A, (a cura di), Il Buddha in laboratorio. Incontri al Massachussetts Institute Of Technology fra il Dalai Lama e la scienza, Amrita, Torino 2008.

Isaacs D., Lo sviluppo delle qualità umane, Le Monnier, Firenze 1987.

Kierkegaard S. A. La malattia mortale, Newton Compton, Roma 1976.

Lévi-Strauss C., Le strutture elementari della parentela, Feltrinelli, Milano 1969.

Piaget J., Lo sviluppo mentale del bambino, Einaudi, Torino 1967.

Siebert A., Il vantaggio della resilienza, Amrita, Torino 2009.

Thouin L., Palla di Sogno, Editori in Sintonia, Torino 1999.

Wallon H., L’enfant turbulent, Alcan, Paris 1925 (ripubblicato da PUF, Paris 1984).


La meditazione nella tradizione tibetana 

Sogyal Rinpoche, Cos’è realmente la meditazione, 3dvd, distribuiti da Amrita.

Sogyal Rinpoche, Meditazione: cos’è e come praticarla, Amrita, Torino, 1991.

Sogyal Rinpoche, Il libro tibetano del vivere e del morire, Ubaldini, Roma 2011.

Wallace B. Alan, Le 5 meditazioni tibetane dell’autentica felicità, Amrita, Torino 2007. 



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