Saturday, June 30, 2012

Research Shows Meditation Can Positively Change Your Brain

Research shows that meditation really can positively change your brain, and it only takes a month.
Scientists studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) say they've confirmed and expanded their findings on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioral changes in subjects practicing the technique regularly for a month.

In a paper appearing this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists Yi-Yuan Tang and Michael Posner report improved mood changes coincided with increased axonal density -- more brain-signaling connections -- and an expansion of myelin, the protective fatty tissue that surrounds the axons, in the brain's anterior cingulate region. Read more

1 comment:

Peter D said...

Anytime I can clear my brain of it's incessant monkey chatter is always a plus for me. Thanks for the affirming article.