Chinese meditation enhances brain function

TopNews.in-The improved mood changes noted in this and earlier studies are based on self-ratings of subjects based on a standard six-dimensional mood-state measure, said Tang, who is now the director of Texas Tech University's Neuroimaging Institute and holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in Neuroscience in TTU's psychology department.

Scientists studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) have confirmed and expanded their findings on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioural changes in subjects practicing the technique regularly for a month.

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The improved mood changes noted in this and earlier studies are based on self-ratings of subjects based on a standard six-dimensional mood-state measure, said Tang, who is now the director of Texas Tech University's Neuroimaging Institute and holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in Neuroscience in TTU's psychology department.

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