Causes Behavior Enhancing Changes in the Brain

meditation-image-80Researchers at Texas Tech University have found that integrative body-mind training (IBMT) causes structural transformations in white matter in the brain which leads to positive behavioral changes in individuals. A Chinese approach to mindfulness meditation, IBMT has proven to have these benefits on anyone who has practiced the technique regularly for at least one month and a minimum duration of 11 hours total. The increased brain connections related to white matter are linked to improved changes in participants’ mood. The findings provide further evidence of enhanced neuroplasticity as a result of mindfulness meditation, which have the ability to positively impact emotional and cognitive development.