Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness.

@article{Lazar2005MeditationEI,
  title={Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness.},
  author={Sara W. Lazar and Catherine E. Kerr and Rachel H. Wasserman and Jeremy R. Gray and Douglas N. Greve and Michael Tilghman Treadway and Metta McGarvey and Brian T. Quinn and Jeffery A. Dusek and Herbert Benson and Scott L. Rauch and Christopher I. Moore and Bruce Fischl},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 17},
  pages={1893-7}
}
Previous research indicates that long-term meditation practice is associated with altered resting electroencephalogram patterns, suggestive of long lasting changes in brain activity. We hypothesized that meditation practice might also be associated with changes in the brain's physical structure. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to assess cortical thickness in 20 participants with extensive Insight meditation experience, which involves focused attention to internal experiences. Brain regions… CONTINUE READING
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