Do your emotions ever feel out of control?
Do fear and worry takeover your mind?
In one Harvard research study, they found differences in brain volume after eight weeks of meditation, and they found positive thickening of the brain in the following four regions:
- The primary difference, we found in the posterior cingulate, which is involved in mind wandering, and self relevance.
- The left hippocampus, which assists in learning, cognition, memory and emotional regulation.
- The temporo parietal junction, or TPJ, which is associated with perspective taking, empathy and compassion.
- An area of the brain stem called the Pons, where a lot of regulatory neurotransmitters are produced.