Meditation accelerates the brain's processing speed

Meditation strengthens the brain in multiple ways. One of them is to promote the girificacion, i.e. the number of folds that are found in the cerebral cortex. Share information Calle Ramiro.

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Meditation strengthens the brain in multiple ways. One of them is to promote the girificacion, i.e. the number of folds that are found in the cerebral cortex. Such conclusions came an investigation led by Eileen Luders, neurologist at the University of California, Los Angeles (United States). The expert explains that a greater girificacion enables the brain to process information faster. Their findings were published in the magazine Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Previous research found that meditation increases brain size and improves the connection between neurons. To analyze the effect of this discipline in the cerebral girificacion, the researchers took functional MRI of 50 people who contemplated and 50 who did not.

? We didn't want to simply compare individuals who meditate and which not. We look to see if there is a relationship between the time of meditation on a person and changes generated in the brain. That means, if the number of years of practice is related to the level of folds in the cerebral cortex?.

A stronger brain

Lüders observed significant changes in the girificacion of several regions of the cerebral cortex, and underlines that carried many more years of meditation older volunteers were the modifications observed in the brain.

The expert underlines the changes observed in the insular cortex. ? It is believed that the insular cortex functions as a core of autonomic, emotional and cognitive integration. People who meditate are experts in introspection and awareness as well as the emotional control and self-regulation, by which the research findings make sense. Long leads a person meditating, the greater the level of folds in the insular cortex?.

Lüders also stresses that the relationship between the time of meditation and the level of girificacion shows the capacity of the brain of modified and adapt to environmental changes.

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