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Here are 5 interesting facts about meditators vs non-meditators:

Updated: Jul 9, 2023


1. Meditators have thicker gray matter in the brain.

A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience in 2011 found that meditators have thicker gray matter in the brain, particularly in the areas associated with attention, self-awareness, and compassion. This suggests that meditation may help to change the structure of the brain in ways that are beneficial for mental health.


2. Meditators are more likely to be happy and content.

A study published in the journal Psychological Science in 2013 found that meditators were more likely to report feeling happy and content than non-meditators. The study also found that meditators were less likely to experience negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and anxiety.

3. Meditators are less likely to experience stress and anxiety.

A study published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine in 2015 found that meditators were less likely to experience stress and anxiety than non-meditators. The study also found that meditators were better able to cope with stress and anxiety when they did experience them.

4. Meditators have better focus and concentration.

A study published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition in 2014 found that meditators had better focus and concentration than non-meditators. The study also found that meditators were better able to sustain their attention on a task over time.

5. Meditators have more compassion for themselves and others.

A study published in the journal PLOS One in 2016 found that meditators had more compassion for themselves and others than non-meditators. The study also found that meditators were more likely to engage in prosocial behavior, such as helping others.




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