Study: Meditation And The Brain

I’m posting this article for Michael, who brought it to our attention. It turns out, according to an 8 week study, that mindfulness meditation alters the structure of the brain

(PhysOrg.com) — Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

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