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Research Article

The Meditative Mind: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of MRI Studies

Table 2

sMRI studies on expert meditators.

PaperContrastExperienceMeditation

Kang et al., 2013 [49]92Meditators versus controls41.23 ± 27.57 monthsBWV
Wei et al., 2013 [54]40Meditators versus controls14 ± 8 yearsTCC
Hölzel et al., 2011 [48]16Pre- to post-MBSR training8 weeksMBSR
Kurth et al., 2014 [50]100Meditators versus controls19.8 ± 11.4 years
Kurth et al., 2014 [50]100Correlation with meditation practice19.8 ± 11.4 years
Leung et al., 2013 [51]25Meditators versus controls>5 years LKM
Luders et al., 2009 [6, 52]44Meditators versus controls24.18 ± 12.36 years
Luders et al., 2009 [6, 52]44Meditators versus controls24.18 ± 12.36 years
Luders et al., 2013 [24]100Meditators versus controls19.8 ± 11.4 years
Vestergaard-Poulsen et al., 2009 [53]20Meditators versus controls16.5 ± 5.1 yearsTibetan Buddhism

Notes. BWV: brain-wave vibration; TCC: Tai Chi Chuan; MBSR: mindfulness-based stress reduction; LKM: loving-kindness meditation.

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