Analysis Of Why Meditation Is Good For You By Ivanovs

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Meditation In this media report titled “Why Meditation is Good for You?” by Alex Ivanovs is an article about the benefits meditation could provide if one would learn such a practice and its potential effect on the human brain. The article discussed a recent research study conducted by a professor named David Creswell from Carnegie Mellon University presented that mindfulness meditation has great effect on the human brain. Meditation can “improve health, reduce aging, and promote the brain’s ability to cope with stress” (Ivanovs, 2016). In the conducted study, brain scans indicated that the practice of mindful meditation improved the area of the brain that is significant to executive control and attention. This part of the brain is called …show more content…
Even though both article and report discussed the same subject, the quality of each written piece is different. The Huffington Post’s article “Why Meditation is Good for You?” by Alex Ivanovs is a short well-written article which highlights the benefits meditation practice. The article provides web links of studies present the effectiveness of meditation. It also provides one quote to support his topic. The article then presented the readers the main points of medication what one can expect if they practice in medication. The quality of the popular media article is appropriate for newspaper site such as the Huffington Post, it is short and simple to read and understand however, did not provide a lot of scientific data for readers who would want more in-depth details on how meditation would work biologically and psychologically. In contrast, the quality of the actual study on meditation conducted by Sophia Kong is more scholarly. The actual study included a clear hypothesis on what the study intended to find, indicated what research design she was going to use, she collected data from each of the different questionnaires participant had filled out and gave the stated the numbers found in the report. As expected of a study found in a peer-reviewed psychology journal, the quality of the paper is appropriate for an academic report. It is well written out and appears to be detailed. Sophia Kong presented her study in a professional manner, the report is well-written and presented its findings in a clear. It is simple to see the difference in quality between the media article and the actual study, this is because of the intended audience the written piece is focused towards. The media article is mainly written for the general population, it has a captivating title to lure its audience to read it. The written piece is simple enough so most people are able to read and understand. The article is

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