Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks

by Neil on January 23, 2011

Here’s a really interesting article about research showing that mindfulness meditation changes the structure of your brain for the better.

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

Read the rest of the article here Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks.

If this inspires you to start some mindfulness meditation then check out my course Mindful Awareness Training System.

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