How Meditation May Change the Brain

February 3, 2011

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By SINDYA N. BHANOO “How Meditation May Change the Brain” New York Times January 28, 2010 This month’s The issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging will feature findings that meditation impacts the gray matter of the brain. Specifically, it appears to reduce matter in the amygdala, the area concerning stress, and increases density in the hippocampus region, the area of the brain attributed to learning and memory. Just another good reason to try to stay focused on the present.