Is Meditation Push-Ups for the Brain?UCLA Medicine Magazing
A study published online in the journal, NeuroImage, suggests that people who meditate also have stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy. And significantly, these effects are evident throughout the entire brain, not just in specific areas. Eileen Lueders, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and colleagues used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to look into the structural connectivity of the brain. They found that the differences between meditators and controls are not confined to a particular core region of the brain but involve large-scale networks that include the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes and the anterior corpus callosum, as well as limbic structures and the brain stem.