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J Neuroimaging. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):187-90. doi: 10.1111/jon.12040. Epub 2013 Jun 17.

Effect of SOHAM meditation on human brain: a voxel-based morphometry study.

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From the Centre of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Campus, Lucknow, India.

Abstract

The anatomical correlates of long-term meditators involved in practice of "SOHAM" meditation have been studied using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). The VBM analysis indicates significantly higher gray matter density in brain stem, ventral pallidum, and supplementary motor area in the meditators as compared with age-matched nonmeditators. The observed changes in brain structure are compared with other forms of meditation.

KEYWORDS:

Meditation; brain stem; ventral pallidum; voxel-based morphometry

PMID:
23773541
DOI:
10.1111/jon.12040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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