Check out this exciting article about research that has found mindfulness meditation training can change your brain structures in just 8 weeks.
Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks
Here are some article highlights:
- “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.”
- “The analysis of MR images, which focused on areas where meditation-associated differences were seen in earlier studies, found increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.”
- “Participant-reported reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased grey-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.”
- “None of these changes were seen in the control group, indicating that they had not resulted merely from the passage of time.”