Hippocampal circuits underlie improvements in self‐reported anxiety following mindfulness training.

Citation:

Sevinc G, Greenberg J, Hölzel BK, Gard T, Calahan T, Brunsch V, Hashmi JA, Vangel M, Orr SP, Milad MR, et al. Hippocampal circuits underlie improvements in self‐reported anxiety following mindfulness training. Brain and Behavior. 2020;10 (9) :e01766.

Abstract:

Mindfulness meditation has successfully been applied to cultivate skills in self‐regulation of emotion, as it employs the unbiased present moment awareness of experience. This heightened attention to and awareness of sensory experience has been postulated to create an optimal therapeutic exposure condition and thereby improve extinction learning. We recently demonstrated increased connectivity in hippocampal circuits during the contextual retrieval of extinction memory following mindfulness training.

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