Wildmind Meditation News
Jun 12, 2012
Meditation enhances brain function, study finds
CBS News: Two U.S. scientists have updated findings that link a form of Chinese meditation to positive changes in brain structure, suggesting that just 11 hours of practising the technique over a month could help prevent mental illness.
In a paper to be released this week in the online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers Yi-Yuan Tang and Michael Posner report that the practice known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) can have a positive physical affect on the brain, boosting connectivity and efficiency.
Increases in the integrity of white matter “pathways,” which connect the regions of the brain, were …