BMS421 Mindfulness and Neuroscience Influence (8)


Human behaviour is a direct reflection of the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system. Neurocognitive research into mindfulness has shown that secular mindfulness training improves memory capacity and enhances efficient use of limited cognitive resources. This subject investigates the relationship between brain function and social-cognitive mindfulness that may help to predict variance in behavioural changes and reviews a range of experimental measurements used to detect changes in brain-behavioural activities.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to describe structural and functional brain changes in individuals suffering from health-related disorders
  • Be able to recall and reflect on studies reporting an association between brain and mindfulness approaches
  • Be able to explain behavioural changes through brain-behavioural relationship
  • Be able to critically appraise measurement techniques used to examine changes in behavioural-brain activities


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Mindfulness and the brain
  • Mindfulness and moderator of the neural base social influence
  • Mindfulness and brain-behavioural relationship
  • Brain-behavioural measurements
  • Mindfulness measurements
  • Issues in using self-report assessments


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.