Exploring age‐related brain degeneration in meditation practitioners

  title={Exploring age‐related brain degeneration in meditation practitioners},
  author={E. Luders},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • E. Luders
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • A growing body of research suggests that meditation practices are associated with substantial psychological as well as physiological benefits. In searching for the biological mechanisms underlying the beneficial impact of meditation, studies have revealed practice‐induced alterations of neurotransmitters, brain activity, and cognitive abilities, just to name a few. These findings not only imply a close link between meditation and brain structure, but also suggest possible modulating effects of… CONTINUE READING
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