Short-term meditation induces white matter changes in the anterior cingulate.

  title={Short-term meditation induces white matter changes in the anterior cingulate.},
  author={Yi-Yuan Tang and Qilin Lu and Xiujuan Geng and Elliot A. Stein and Yihong Yang and Michael I Posner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 35},
The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is part of a network implicated in the development of self-regulation and whose connectivity changes dramatically in development. In previous studies we showed that 3 h of mental training, based on traditional Chinese medicine (integrative body-mind training, IBMT), increases ACC activity and improves self-regulation. However, it is not known whether changes in white matter connectivity can result from small amounts of mental training. We here report that 11… CONTINUE READING
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