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Short-term Sahaja Yoga meditation training modulates brain structure and spontaneous activity in the executive control network

Published inBrain and Behavior, vol. 9, no. 1, e01159
Publication date2019
Abstract

Introduction: While cross-sectional studies have shown neural changes in long-term meditators, they might be confounded by self-selection and potential baseline differences between meditators and non meditators. Prospective longitudinal studies of the effects of meditation in naïve subjects are more conclusive with respect to causal inferences, but related evidence is so far limited. Methods: Here, we assessed the effects of a 4-week Sahaja Yoga meditation training on gray matter density and spontaneous resting-state brain activity in a group of 12 meditation-naïve healthy adults.

Keywords
  • Sahaja Yoga meditation
  • Fronto-parietal executive control network
  • Neural plasticity
  • Resting-state fMRI
  • Voxel-based morphometry
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DODICH, Alessandra et al. Short-term Sahaja Yoga meditation training modulates brain structure and spontaneous activity in the executive control network. In: Brain and Behavior, 2019, vol. 9, n° 1, p. e01159. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1159
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