Building the Prefrontal Cortex With Meditation: Benefits
How Meditation Strengthens The Anxiety-Relieving Prefrontal Cortex
Where Is The Anxiety Command & Control Center?
As we evolved from Neanderthals to our present human form, one particular brain region has
risen to prominence.
dark caves to sunlit skyscrapers, from incoherent grunting to the world wide web, from the muddy riverbanks to the far reaches of the solar system — we owe everything to our prefrontal cortex.
Known as the brain’s "
thought orchestrator," thinking " higher level CEO," and emotional regulator — the "prefrontal cortex" has been identified as the #1 difference between ancient and modern man.
(That's a pretty
lofty claim considering how much better looking, taller, and less hairy we are than our neanderthal brethren!)
And this "
" is incredibly king of all brain regions for anxiety important . sufferers
Big Prefrontal Cortex, Little Anxiety
A highly cited
published in one of the world’s top medical journals, "The Lancet" (Pascual-Leone et al) — study brain-scanned 17 anxiety & depression sufferers. What did they discover?
Kind of like that
skinny legged guy at your gym who trains his chest and arms seven days a week, the participants "CEO" left prefrontal cortexes were extraordinarily weak when compared to other parts of the brain.
Scientists know that weakness or abnormality within the prefrontal cortex impairs decision making and brainpower — while
opening the floodgates to anxiety and depression.
Imagine if you could upgrade this amazing , and in essence — brain region hack evolution! You can, through meditation!
How Meditation Evolves The Brain Beyond Anxiety
landmark 2005 study by Dr. Sara Lazar and colleagues showed that the brains of meditators had remarkably more " Harvard neuroscientist thickness," " folds," and overall " surface area" in their left prefrontal cortexes — with magnitude directly tied to experience (the more meditation, the stronger the effect).
A study with
monumental implications, meditation is now seen by many within the neuroscientific and psychological research communities as the " holy grail" for a variety of mental health issues, especially anxiety and depression.
any wonder why doctors find meditators’ to be the smartest, happiest, and healthiest folks, time and time again?
Traditional meditators have been
anxiety-free, happy people for countless centuries, now confirmed by modern science.
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