Increases Brain Connectivity

meditation-image-81Recent research by a team of researchers from Dalian University of Technology and the University of Oregon suggests that Chinese mindfulness meditation causes an increase in brain connectivity. Known as IBMT, this method is closely related to traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on arriving at a state of restful alertness that facilitates a heightened sense of mind-body awareness. IBMT training is not yet available in the U.S., aside from the research being conducted at the University of Oregon. The study’s findings suggest the brain’s ability to change its structure in an area related to an individual’s regulation of conflict. While yielding promising results, further research is needed to gain a deeper understanding of the processes at work in the brain during IBMT.