David Rock explains how the brain works and a bit about mindfulness in this Google Talk video …
In the talk, he mentions that in order to be successful, one has to have good emotional control.
He wrote the article “The Neuroscience of Mindfulness” which explains that we have two modes of thinking: (1) the default narrative thinking, and (2) direct experience.
When you switch into the direct experience, the narrative dampens. This is in essences mindfulness.