Wildmind Meditation News
Jul 16, 2011
Meditation slows down age-related brain atrophy
Researchers at UCLA had earlier found that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more grey matter than the brains of individuals in a control group.
Now, a follow-up study has suggested that people who meditate also have stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy.
Having stronger connections influences the ability to rapidly relay electrical signals in the brain. And significantly, these effects are evident throughout the entire brain, not just in specific areas.
Eileen Luders, a visiting assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and colleagues found that the differences between meditators and controls are not confined to a particular core…