The researchers have found denser gray matter in the temporo-perietal junction and the posterior cingulated cortex of the meditators’ brains — regions involved in empathy and taking the perspective of someone else — and in the cerebellum, which has been linked to emotion regulation.

I consider myself something of a prospective meditator — meaning that a serious meditation practice is always something I’m about to start…next week. So, for years, I’ve been making a mental note of new studies showing that meditation can literally change our brain structure in ways that might boost concentration, memory, and positive emotions.

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