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Title: Enhanced amygdala-cortical functional connectivity in meditators
Authors: Leung, MK
Chan, CCH 
Yin, J
Lee, CF
So, KF
Lee, TMC
Keywords: Amygdala
Anterior cingulate cortex
Functional connectivity
Mirror neuron
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Neuroscience letters, 2015, v. 590, p. 106-110 How to cite?
Journal: Neuroscience letters 
Abstract: Previous studies have demonstrated that meditation is associated with neuroplastic changes in the brain regions including amygdala, anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), and temporal-parietal junction. Extended from these previous works, this study examined the functional connectivity of the amygdala in meditation experts during affective processing and observed that these experts had significantly stronger left amygdala (LA) connectivity with the dorsal ACC (dACC), premotor, and primary somatosensory cortices (PSC) while viewing affectively positive stimuli when compared to the novices. The current findings have implications for further understanding of affective neuroplastic changes associated with meditation in the amygdala.
ISSN: 0304-3940
EISSN: 1872-7972
DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2015.01.052
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