Navigation Links
Meditation appears to produce enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain
Date:11/12/2012

A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. In their report in the November issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston University (BU), and several other research centers also found differences in those effects based on the specific type of meditation practiced.

"The two different types of meditation training our study participants completed yielded some differences in the response of the amygdala a part of the brain known for decades to be important for emotion to images with emotional content," says Galle Desbordes, PhD, a research fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH and at the BU Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology, corresponding author of the report. "This is the first time that meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state."

Several previous studies have supported the hypothesis that meditation training improves practitioners' emotional regulation. While neuroimaging studies have found that meditation training appeared to decrease activation of the amygdala a structure at the base of the brain that is known to have a role in processing memory and emotion those changes were only observed while study participants were meditating. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that meditation training could also produce a generalized reduction in amygdala response to emotional stimuli, measurable by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Participants had enrolled in a larger investigation into the effects of two forms of meditation, based at Emory University in Atlanta. Healthy adults with no experience meditating participated in 8-week courses in either mindful attention medita
'/>"/>

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Meditation May Help Fight Loneliness, Study Says
2. Mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults, Carnegie Mellon study shows
3. Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
4. Meditation Method a Matter of Taste
5. Mindful Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study
6. Meditation practice may decrease risk for cardiovascular disease in teens
7. Meditation practice may decrease risk for cardiovascular disease in teens
8. Decline in incidence of heart attacks appears associated with smoke-free workplace laws
9. Ancient Genome Appears to Have Links to Modern Humans
10. New Drug Appears to Extend Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients
11. New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Meditation appears to produce enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain
(Date:7/9/2014)... active in almost all types of cancer sends the ... help fuel a tumour,s uncontrolled growth, new research suggests. ... identified a molecular trigger responsible for ratcheting up activity ... that makes the building blocks cancer cells need to ... pathway, called SREBP, controls the flow of messages to ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... have found that fecal transplantation is effective and safe ... This is the result of a study led by ... Women,s Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women,s Medicine Collaborative. The ... advance of print in the American Journal of ... C. diff , has increased to epidemic proportions over ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... July 9, 2014 There has been a ... UT Southwestern Medical Center using MyChart, the online, interactive ... results, communicate with their healthcare providers, schedule appointments, and ... of patients actively using MyChart each year ... year increased more than 10-fold, according to a study ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the ... clinical trial of CRS3123, an investigational oral antibiotic ... C. difficile ) infection. CRS3123 (previously known as ... difficile growth while sparing normal intestinal bacteria. , ... 30 healthy men and women ages 18 to ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... , , , , ... , , , AUDIO: , ... approximately 30cm from the bullet... , , Click here for ... , , , , , ... , , , , , University of Southampton researchers, with assistance from the Ministry of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive 2Health News:Women's Medicine Collaborative examines safety of fecal transplant to treat C. difficile 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3Health News:NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection 2Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 2Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 3Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 4Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 5Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 6Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 7
... American Cancer Society,is looking for individuals with or without ... the battle against cancer to serve on peer,review committees ... the,organization,s research and training grants. These "stakeholders" have,often had ... had a,family member with cancer, having been a cancer ...
... will show that dental mercury uses contribute to high ... show, for the first time, that dental mercury air,emissions ... US EPA estimates, WASHINGTON, Nov.12 The U.S. ... Reform,Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 14, ...
... 12 Leading health care risk,management and insurance ... for the period ended Sept. 30, 2007, including ... first nine months of the year. The ... insurance and integrated risk management products,and services for ...
... assistance services affect quality of,patient care, CHICAGO, ... is failing to provide language assistance services required,by ... with the Office for,Civil Rights of the U.S. ... was filed by the American Federation of State, ...
... French . , The Zaire species of Ebolavirus ... species. It alone is responsible for 88% of human ... 1976. It was moreover the species involved in the ... of Congo (DRC) .In spite of the mass of ...
... Nov. 12 Verus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a,pediatric-oriented specialty pharmaceutical ... to President & Chief Executive Officer.,Prior to the promotion, ... a result of the promotion, Cam L. Garner now ... to announce this well-deserved promotion," said Cam L.,Garner. "As ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers to Help Decide Who Gets Research Grants 2Health News:Environmental Impacts of Dental Mercury Focus of U.S. House Oversight Hearing Wednesday 2Health News:FinCor Holdings Posts Double-Digit Increases in Revenue and Net Income for Third Quarter 2Health News:FinCor Holdings Posts Double-Digit Increases in Revenue and Net Income for Third Quarter 3Health News:Language Assistance Lacking at Resurrection Hospitals 2Health News:Language Assistance Lacking at Resurrection Hospitals 3Health News:New genetic lineage of Ebola virus discovered in great apes 2Health News:New genetic lineage of Ebola virus discovered in great apes 3Health News:Verus Pharmaceuticals Announces Promotion of Robert W. Keith to Chief Executive Officer 2Health News:Verus Pharmaceuticals Announces Promotion of Robert W. Keith to Chief Executive Officer 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ... CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring ... Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will ... Equity Conference. Mr. Doman will make ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... & Forecast – Worldwide Analysis ... Pump Market Analysis ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: ... Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users ... STUDY OBJECTIVES A drug delivery ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18
... Presented at American Academy of Dermatology Summer ... NeoStrata today announced,findings from an ongoing 12-week ... applied LCD (coal tar) solution (Psorent(TM)) versus,calcipotriol ... psoriasis.,Specifically, results of an interim analysis reveal ...
... 30 An overwhelming number of,Americans with memory ... their,doctors despite visits within the past six months, ... participants in the Alzheimer,s Foundation of,America (AFA) National ... the results at a poster session at the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Reveals Novel LCD Solution Provides Significant Benefits Versus Calcipotriol In Treatment Of Moderate Psoriasis 2Study Reveals Novel LCD Solution Provides Significant Benefits Versus Calcipotriol In Treatment Of Moderate Psoriasis 3Alzheimer's Foundation of America Survey: Americans With Memory Concerns Fall Short of Talking to Doctors 2Alzheimer's Foundation of America Survey: Americans With Memory Concerns Fall Short of Talking to Doctors 3
... Cougar is an Anterior Spinal Implant ... elasticity approximating that of cortical bone. The ... structural requirements of anterior column support, while ... load sharing design. Incorporates an anatomic design ...
... anterior column support for single or multilevel ... L5. The system consists of one or ... are stacked to a desired height, accommodating ... Reinforced Polymer material emulates the biomechanical properties ...
... provides anterior column support for single or ... to L5. The system consists of one ... that are stacked to a desired height, ... Fiber Reinforced Polymer material emulates the biomechanical ...
Anterior Interbody fusion with proven clinical performance. Large hole design. Request info fda status for sale....
Medicine Products: