Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry. + Author Affiliations Correspondence should be addressed to Britta Hölzel, Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10H, 35394 Giessen, Germany.
E-mail: Britta.K.Hoelzel@psychol.uni-giessen.de. Received August 16, 2007. Accepted November 13, 2007. Abstract. Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. Neuroreport Author Manuscript NIH Public Access Abstract Previous research indicates that long-term meditation practice is associated with altered resting electroencephalogram patterns, suggestive of long lasting changes in brain activity.
Meditation Publications - Lab for Affective Neuroscience. Regulation of the Neural Circuitry of Emotion by Compassion Meditation: Effects of Meditative Expertise. Public Library of Science Abstract Recent brain imaging studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have implicated insula and anterior cingulate cortices in the empathic response to another's pain.