Sara W Lazar

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala
    Britta K Hölzel
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:11-7. 2010
  2. pmc Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness
    Sara W Lazar
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neuroreport 16:1893-7. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Brain Res Bull 85:96-103. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Pain attenuation through mindfulness is associated with decreased cognitive control and increased sensory processing in the brain
    Tim Gard
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:2692-702. 2012
  5. pmc Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density
    Britta K Hölzel
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 191:36-43. 2011

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Publications5

  1. pmc Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala
    Britta K Hölzel
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:11-7. 2010
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  2. pmc Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness
    Sara W Lazar
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neuroreport 16:1893-7. 2005
    ..Finally, the thickness of two regions correlated with meditation experience. These data provide the first structural evidence for experience-dependent cortical plasticity associated with meditation practice...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Brain Res Bull 85:96-103. 2011
    ..This finding is the first to show enhanced local alpha modulation following sustained attentional training, and implicates this form of enhanced dynamic neural regulation in the behavioral effects of meditative practice...
  4. doi request reprint Pain attenuation through mindfulness is associated with decreased cognitive control and increased sensory processing in the brain
    Tim Gard
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:2692-702. 2012
    ..These findings reveal a unique mechanism of pain modulation, comprising increased sensory processing and decreased cognitive control, and are in sharp contrast to established pain modulation mechanisms...
  5. pmc Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density
    Britta K Hölzel
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 191:36-43. 2011
    ..The results suggest that participation in MBSR is associated with changes in gray matter concentration in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking...

Research Grants3

  1. fMRI Investigation of Meditation
    Sara Lazar; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Impact of long-term meditation on brain structure and function in normal aging
    Sara Lazar; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These findings will also provide a framework upon which more comprehensive future studies can be constructed. ..
  3. Exploratory Analysis of RR and MBSR for Stress Reduction
    Sara Lazar; Fiscal Year: 2007
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