Mindfulness meditation training alters cortical representations of interoceptive attention.

@article{Farb2013MindfulnessMT,
  title={Mindfulness meditation training alters cortical representations of interoceptive attention.},
  author={Norman A. S. Farb and Zindel V. Segal and Adam K. Anderson},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={15-26}
}
One component of mindfulness training (MT) is the development of interoceptive attention (IA) to visceral bodily sensations, facilitated through daily practices such as breath monitoring. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined experience-dependent functional plasticity in accessing interoceptive representations by comparing graduates of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course to a waitlisted control group. IA to respiratory sensations was contrasted against two… CONTINUE READING

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