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Sources and References
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Meditation's Effect on Gyrification: The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification.
Meditation's Effect on Focus: Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness.
Meditation's Effect on Mood: Serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine metabolites in transcendental meditation-technique.
Meditation's Effect on Stress Reduction: Effect of Buddhist meditation on serum cortisol and total protein levels, blood pressure, pulse rate, lung volume and reaction time.
Meditation's Effect on Cognition: Meditation effects on cognitive function and cerebral blood flow in subjects with memory loss: a preliminary study.
Meditation's Effect on Brain Function: Mindfulness-Based Meditation May Help Reduce Inflammation.