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Searching for the philosopher's stone: promising links between meditation and brain preservation

Luders, Eileen; Cherbuin, Nicolas

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In the context of an aging population and increased prevalence of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, developing strategies to decrease the negative effects of aging is imperative. The scientific study of meditation as a potential tool to downregulate processes implicated in brain aging is an emerging field, and a growing body of research suggests that mindfulness practices are beneficial for cerebral resilience. Adding further evidence to this notion, an increasing number of imaging...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/108876
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13082

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