Meditation experience is associated with differences in default mode network activity and connectivity.

@article{Brewer2011MeditationEI,
  title={Meditation experience is associated with differences in default mode network activity and connectivity.},
  author={Judson A. Brewer and Patrick D. Worhunsky and Jeremy R. Gray and Yi-Yuan Tang and Jochen Weber and Hedy Kober},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 50},
  pages={20254-9}
}
Many philosophical and contemplative traditions teach that "living in the moment" increases happiness. However, the default mode of humans appears to be that of mind-wandering, which correlates with unhappiness, and with activation in a network of brain areas associated with self-referential processing. We investigated brain activity in experienced meditators and matched meditation-naive controls as they performed several different meditations (Concentration, Loving-Kindness, Choiceless… CONTINUE READING
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