These images represent brain activity significantly reduced following the MBSR while the women were performing an Emotional Stroop task during fMRI. The colour guide represents F values with white/yellow as most significant difference. The a) left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, b) precuneus and cuneus, and c) the left somatosensory cortex are brain regions related to pain, emotional regulation and cognitive processing. The MBSR was able to calm their response to the emotion elicited by the pain-related words. Credit: University of Ottawa

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uOttawa study shows that mindfulness can help ease the pain of breast cancer survivors

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