Mindful people feel less pain, says study
According to a study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine and published ahead-of-print in the journal Pain, mindful people feel less pain than others. Functional MRI showed higher dispositional mindfulness during painful heat was associated with greater deactivation of the posterior cingulate cortex, a central neural node of the default mode network. In those that reported higher pain, there was greater activation of this critically important brain region
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