Brain activation during compassion meditation: a case study.

@article{Engstrm2010BrainAD,
  title={Brain activation during compassion meditation: a case study.},
  author={Maria Engstr{\"o}m and Birgitta S{\"o}derfeldt},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          597-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES B.L. is a Tibetan Buddhist with many years of compassion meditation practice. During meditation B.L. uses a technique to generate a feeling of love and compassion while reciting a mantra. The aim of the present study was to investigate the neural correlates of compassion meditation in 1 experienced meditator. METHODS B.L. was examined by functional magnetic resonance imaging during compassion meditation, applying a paradigm with meditation and word repetition blocks. RESULTS The… 
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