How Meditation May Change the Brain

by sheririvlin on March 2, 2011

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How Meditation May Change the Brain

Sindya N. Bhandoo/NYTimes – M.R.I. brain scans taken before and after the participants’ meditation regimen found increased gray matter in the hippocampus, an area important for learning and memory. The images also showed a reduction of gray matter in the amygdala, a region connected to anxiety and stress. A control group that did not practice meditation showed no such changes.

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