[Anterior prefrontal cortex and serotonergic system activation during Zen meditation practice induces negative mood improvement and increased alpha band in EEG].

@article{Arita2012AnteriorPC,
  title={[Anterior prefrontal cortex and serotonergic system activation during Zen meditation practice induces negative mood improvement and increased alpha band in EEG].},
  author={Hideho Arita},
  journal={Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={
          1279-80
        }
}
  • Hideho Arita
  • Published in Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology 2012
To gain insight into the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in Zen meditation, we evaluated the effects of abdominal (Tanden) breathing in novices. We investigated hemodynamic changes in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), an ttention-related brain region, using 24-channel near-infrared spectroscopy during a 20-munite session of Tanden breathing in 15 healthy volunteers. We found that the level of oxygenated hemoglobin in the anterior PFC was significantly increased during Tanden breathing… CONTINUE READING