Cortical thickness, mental absorption and meditative practice: possible implications for disorders of attention.

@article{Grant2013CorticalTM,
  title={Cortical thickness, mental absorption and meditative practice: possible implications for disorders of attention.},
  author={Joshua A Grant and Emma G. Duerden and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Courtemanche and Mariya Cherkasova and Gary H. Duncan and Pierre Rainville},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={275-81}
}
Mental training techniques rooted in meditation are associated with attention improvement, increased activation and cortical thickening of attention/executive-related brain areas. Interestingly, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with behavioural deficits, hypo-activation and cortical thinning of similar networks. This study assessed the relationship between prior meditative training, attentional absorption, and cortical thickness. Grey matter thickness was measured… CONTINUE READING
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