Mindfulness meditation training alters stress-related amygdala resting state functional connectivity: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Mindfulness meditation training alters stress-related amygdala resting state functional connectivity: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Adrienne A. Taren and Peter J. Gianaros and Carol M. Greco and Emily K. Lindsay and April Fairgrieve and Kirk Warren Brown and Rhonda K. Rosen and Jennifer L. Ferris and Erica Julson and Anna L. Marsland and James K Bursley and Jared Ramsburg and J. David Creswell},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={10 12},
Recent studies indicate that mindfulness meditation training interventions reduce stress and improve stress-related health outcomes, but the neural pathways for these effects are unknown. The present research evaluates whether mindfulness meditation training alters resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) of the amygdala, a region known to coordinate stress processing and physiological stress responses. We show in an initial discovery study that higher perceived stress over the past month… 

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