Long-Term Meditation Tied To Less Brain Loss
By Ronnie Cohen
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Meditation over many years is tied to smaller age-related decreases in brain volume, according to a new study.
People who reported meditating for an average of 20 years had higher brain volumes than the average person, researchers report in Frontiers in Psychology.
While it’s known that the volume of a brain’s gray matter decreases as a person ages, the study’s senior author told Reuters Health that the team of researchers expected to see more gray matter in certain regions of the brain among long-term meditators.
“But we see that this effect is really widespread throughout the brain,” said Dr. Florian Kurth, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles Brain Mapping Center. —> Read More Here