Neuroscientists explore meditation benefits

May 5th, 2011

Researchers at MIT and Harvard believe they have found the mechanism through which regular meditation practice helps manage chronic pain. The study, published online in the journal Brain Research Bulletin, found that meditation helps people control a specific type of brain wave that helps suppress distracting sensory signals. This ability to tune out pain signals and focus attention on other sensations allows people to handle stress better and     to relieve pain.

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