Category: fMRI

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Functional brain mapping of the relaxation resp...
S W Lazar, G Bush, R L Gollub, G L Fricchione, G Khalsa, Herbert Benson
Meditation is a conscious mental process that induces a set of integrated physiologic changes termed the relaxation response. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to identify and characterize the brain regions that are active during a simple form of meditation. Significant (p<10(-7)) signal increases were observed in the group-averaged data in the dorsolateral prefrontal and parietal cortices, hippocampus/parahippocampus, temporal lobe, pregenual anterior cingulate […]