The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation: a preliminary SPECT study

@article{Newberg2001TheMO,
  title={The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation: a preliminary SPECT study},
  author={A. Newberg and A. Alavi and M. Baime and M. Pourdehnad and E. D'aquili},
  journal={Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging},
  year={2001},
  volume={106},
  pages={113-122}
}
  • A. Newberg, A. Alavi, +2 authors E. D'aquili
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
  • This study measured changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) during the complex cognitive task of meditation using single photon emission computed tomography. Eight experienced Tibetan Buddhist meditators were injected at baseline with 7 mCi HMPAO and scanned 20 min later for 45 min. The subjects then meditated for 1 h at which time they were injected with 25 mCi HMPAO and scanned 20 min later for 30 min. Values were obtained for regions of interest in major brain structures and… CONTINUE READING
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