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Metaphysics & Psychology

Meditation increases brain gray matter

May 14, 2009 | Comment icon 5 comments



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New research conducted at the University of California has revealed that regular meditation could help build a bigger brain, with some regions of the brain being larger in long-term meditators than in those who do not.
Push-ups, crunches, gyms, personal trainers -- people have many strategies for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But what can one do to build a bigger brain? Meditate. That's the finding from a group of researchers at UCLA who used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of people who meditate. "


Source: PhysOrg.com | Comments (5)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by PerVirtuous 13 years ago
This has been known for a long time. People who do crossword puzzles or other creative activities such as art, have a much lower chance of dementia, such as alzheimers, in old age. The brain is capable of repairing itself and growing new tissue at any time. The more it is stimulated the better it develops. This is true right from the cradle to the grave.
Comment icon #2 Posted by nohands 13 years ago
hmmmm i think its the meditation itself is the key not the gray matter that they are in... if we come into this gray matter their will be another questioning again which in turn separate us to meditation itself. well its their business hehe I'm just thinking about it.....
Comment icon #3 Posted by REBEL 13 years ago
I think should start to meditate everyday, my mental gray matter is charcoal
Comment icon #4 Posted by Mattshark 13 years ago
This has been known for a long time. People who do crossword puzzles or other creative activities such as art, have a much lower chance of dementia, such as alzheimers, in old age. The brain is capable of repairing itself and growing new tissue at any time. The more it is stimulated the better it develops. This is true right from the cradle to the grave. Except it is not say meditation makes you more intelligent, this is say it just helps you cope with stress better. The title is rather misleading.
Comment icon #5 Posted by PerVirtuous 13 years ago
Except it is not say I wish you woruld write in normal English. meditation makes you more intelligent, this is say it just helps you cope with stress better. The title is rather misleading. The title is not misleading at all. Your opinion is worthless. Provide facts. From the OP: "Push-ups, crunches, gyms, personal trainers -- people have many strategies for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But what can one do to build a bigger brain? Meditate. That's the finding from a group of researchers at UCLA who used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of peopl... [More]


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