Five - Train the brain

Train the brain

By researching brain activities of longtime meditating Tibetan monks scientists found out that meditation can change the workings of the brain.

"What we found is that the longtime practitioners showed brain activation on a scale we have never seen before," said Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin. "Their mental practice is having an effect on the brain in the same way golf or tennis practice will enhance performance." It demonstrates, he said, that the brain is capable of being trained and physically modified in ways few people can imagine.

Meditation leads to increased activation in the left, frontal region of the brain - an area linked to reduced anxiety and a positive emotional state. Also, the function of the immune system was increased.


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