In Boston, Massachusetts, Dr Sara Lazar has used a technique called MRI scanning to analyze the brains of people who have been meditating for several years.
|She compared the brains of these experienced practitioners with people who had never meditated and found that there were differences in the thickness of certain areas of the brain’s cortex, including areas involved in the processing of emotion.|
|She is continuing research, but she believes that meditation had caused the brain to change physical shape.|
|…“All of these things are just thoughts. And, they will come up in meditation and learning to recognize what they are as thoughts, and let them go, can be enormously empowering for anybody.”…|
|More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7319043.stm|