Theme: Mental Health
Have you ever thought of, or tried, mindfulness meditation as a means to beat anxiety? Well, surprising as it may sound, scientists have seen its positive effects in action.
Technology and research have advanced now to the point where scientists can observe the way in which meditation affects the brain to reduce anxiety.
Using special imaging technology, researchers in the USA have recently reported that they have determined the way in which meditation affects certain brain mechanisms.
While meditation is becoming more accepted as a method to significantly reduce anxiety in patients with anxiety and depression, this study is the very first to show the brain mechanisms associated with meditation-related anxiety relief in healthy people.
“In this study, we were able to see which areas of the brain were activated and which were deactivated during meditation-related anxiety relief.” said Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., the lead author of the study.
In the study, published in the journal …