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Contact: Sue McGreevey
Massachusetts General Hospital

Meditation Reduces Amygdala Activation

Caption: Study participants who completed an eight-week meditation training course had reduced activity in the right amygdala (highlighted structure) in response to emotional images, even when not meditating.

Credit: Gaëlle Desbordes, Ph.D., Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass. General Hospital

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