Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i7.471
Revised: May 1, 2014
Accepted: May 28, 2014
Published online: July 28, 2014
Core tip: Mindfulness training is used for stress and as an adjunctive treatment for psychiatric disorders. Functional neuroimaging studies are beginning to provide insights into neural processes associated with the practice of mindfulness. These studies clearly indicate that the practice of mindfulness changes brain function in areas including the medial cortex, default mode network, insula, amygdala, lateral frontal regions and basal ganglia.