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How does meditation improve brain function?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Growing evidence

Growing evidence shows that meditation not only impacts brain function, but actual physical structure.
In people who meditate consistently, the amygdala (the brain's emotional "alarm" system) decreases in size, and the prefrontal cortex increases in thickness. Emotion regulation improves, along with ability for cognitive reappraisal & empathy. Relaxation alone does not explain these changes.

In brief: Growing evidence

Growing evidence shows that meditation not only impacts brain function, but actual physical structure.
In people who meditate consistently, the amygdala (the brain's emotional "alarm" system) decreases in size, and the prefrontal cortex increases in thickness. Emotion regulation improves, along with ability for cognitive reappraisal & empathy. Relaxation alone does not explain these changes.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Relaxes you

Same effect from sitting quietly.

In brief: Relaxes you

Same effect from sitting quietly.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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