Meditation Training Effects on the Brain

Mechanisms of white matter change induced by meditation training.
Meditation training induces changes in the brain's networks and states. This appears to occur by increasing efficiency of brain white matter, frequently after only a few hours of meditation training. This review paper discusses plausible molecular mechanisms that might result in these white matter changes. The hypothesis is that meditation results in a molecular cascade, increasing myelin and enhancing connectivity.

Front Psychol. 2014;5:1220