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Title: The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation : a preliminary SPECT study
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: A. Newberg
M. Pourdehnad
A. Alavi
M. Baime
E. d'Aquili
J. Santanna

Description: Blood flow in the cerbral cortex of Tibetan Buddhist meditators was observed using Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), a brain imaging technique which measures metabolic activity in the brain. The results showed a significant increase in activity (P < .05) in the cingulate gyrus, inferior and orbital frontal cortex, as well as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and thalamus. The authors speculate a correlated change in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the superior parietal lobe may account for the feeling of an altered sense of space during meditation. (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-05)

Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: Elsevier Science
North-Holland Biomedical Press
Normalized publisher place: Amsterdam
Publisher country: Netherlands
Published Date: 2001-04-10
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4927(01)00074-9
Subject: Meditation research
Prefrontal cortex
Brain activity
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
Cerebral blood flow
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Clinical Studies on Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Neuroscience -- Brain Imaging -- Meditation Studies
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09254927
Source: Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 106
Source Number: 2
Source Page Numbers: 113-122
Start Date: 1996
Frequency of publication: Irregular
Submissions: See "Information for authors" on the publisher's website
ISBN/ISSN: 0925-4927

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