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Meditation may be pushups for the brain

(UPI) Just as pushups help the physical body, meditation may be pushups for the brain by combating brain shrinkage, U.S. researchers suggest…
The researchers found people who meditate have stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy -- brain shrinkage due to age which is linked to dementia.
Having stronger connections influences the ability to rapidly relay electrical signals in the brain and these effects are evident throughout the entire brain, not just in specific areas, Luders says…
However, a particular brain anatomy may have drawn an individual to meditation or helped maintain an ongoing practice, meaning that the enhanced fiber connectivity in meditators constitutes a predisposition towards meditation, rather than a consequence of the practice.
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