Entries by Krister Lowe

Interesting Article on Meditation & the Brain

I found this article reported in the New York Times interesting. It reports on a controlled study showing that meditators showed increases in gray matter in areas of the brain associated with empathy, memory, stress, and attention span. No such changes were observed in the control group. Also an interesting finding was that around the […]

Interesting Article on Amygdala Size Linked to Socializing

Interesting article here showing a relationship between the size of the left and right amygdalas and how many friends and family members a person sees regularly: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101226/ap_on_sc/us_sci_social_brain. Participants may recall our discussion of the left and right amygdalas in the NBI certification training program. The article which was sourced from the Journal: Nature Neuroscience http://www.nature.com/neuro/index.html […]