How old are you?

When people ask you, most are expecting you to answer with your chronological age, or how many years since you’ve been born.  If you are want to be humorous, you can think of this as the number of times you’ve been around the sun. Another way to answer is with your biological age, which is how old your body is.

Influence of Meditation: the Medial Prefrontal Cortex

The medial prefrontal cortex(mPFC), also called the Me-Center, is a part of the brain that is responsible for processing information regarding the awareness of the self. For example, when a friend says how bad a shirt looks on you, this part of the brain is responsible for balancing your self-referential reaction against the assessment center, the empathetic and logical portion of the mPFC.

Meditation and the Brain: Cerebral Atrophy

As medicine improves and the average longevity of a person increases, more is being focused not on just surviving, but on living well.  
After the age of 25, the average person sees a decrease of cerebral gray matter every decade ( Cerebral Atrophy). 

Meditation and Brain: Gyrification

One fascinating and still mysterious property of the brain is Gyrification, a process of cortical folding that gives the brain its wrinkle-like appearance.
Modern Neuroscience is still very young, so we are only beginning to understand how the brain works. 

Meditation and Alpha Brain waves

You’ve probably heard how meditation can improve creativity, help with stress, and help you deal with chronic pain; but, have you wondered why and how? One recent study from Brown University and Stanford University looks at this question in terms of alpha brain waves.