Harvard Gazette: “Eight Weeks to a Better Brain” – Newton Street Study Guide to the brain
Feb 21 2013

Harvard Gazette: "Eight Weeks to a Better Brain"

For the first time, MRI images captured measurable changes in human brain structures after only 8 weeks practicing meditation. Bottom line?  Meditation is good for your memory. Meditation can reduce anxiety and stress. It’s free. Doesn’t require special equipment. What are you waiting for? Link to read the article.

From the article:

Analysis of MR images found increased gray-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection. Participant-reported reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased gray-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.