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Forever young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy

Luders, Eileen; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Kurth, Florian


While overall life expectancy has been increasing, the human brain still begins deteriorating after the first two decades of life and continues degrading further with increasing age. Thus, techniques that diminish the negative impact of aging on the brain are desirable. Existing research, although scarce, suggests meditation to be an attractive candidate in the quest for an accessible and inexpensive, efficacious remedy. Here, we examined the link between age and cerebral gray matter...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-01-21
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01551


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