Mindfulness meditation functions like weight-training for the brain.

Neuroscientist, Sara Lazar, and her colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital continue to shed light on the positive effects that mindfulness meditation has on the brain. In their paper, Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness, they report that, ‘Our data indicate that regular practice of meditation is associated with increased thickness in a subset of cortical regions related to somatosensory, auditory, visual and interoceptive processing. Further, regular meditation practice may slow age-related thinning of the frontal cortex.”

Regular practice is associated with increased thickness and reduction of age-related decline? Sounds like exercise to me!!

August 10th, 2011   |    Neuroscience

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