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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 254358, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/254358
Research Article

Effects of a Mindfulness Meditation Course on Learning and Cognitive Performance among University Students in Taiwan

1Department of Natural Biotechnology, Nanhua University, Dalin, Chiayi 62249, Taiwan
2Department of Medical Research, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi 62247, Taiwan
3Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 3M7
4Department of Psychiatry, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi 62247, Taiwan
5Research and Extension Center of Natural Healing Sciences, Nanhua University, Dalin, Chiayi 62249, Taiwan

Received 19 September 2015; Revised 13 October 2015; Accepted 27 October 2015

Academic Editor: Brett Froeliger

Copyright © 2015 Ho-Hoi Ching et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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