Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners.

@article{Fox2014IsMA,
  title={Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners.},
  author={Kieran C. R. Fox and Savannah Nijeboer and Matthew L. Dixon and James L. Floman and Melissa Ellamil and Samuel P Rumak and Peter Sedlmeier and Kalina Christoff},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={48-73}
}
Numerous studies have begun to address how the brain's gray and white matter may be shaped by meditation. This research is yet to be integrated, however, and two fundamental questions remain: Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? If so, what is the magnitude of these differences? To address these questions, we reviewed and meta-analyzed 123 brain morphology differences from 21 neuroimaging studies examining ∼300 meditation practitioners. Anatomical likelihood estimation (ALE… CONTINUE READING
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