Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego
Caption: The bar graph shows that US military personnel who received mindfulness training (red) had reduced activity in a region of the brain knowns as the insula, also known as the insular cortex, which acts as the brain's connector strip. Meditation appears to change how people's brains respond to and recover from highly stressful events.
Credit: UC San Diego School of Medicine
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