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Saturday, August 20, 2016

mind-body connection

Neuroscientists identify cortical links to adrenal medulla (mind-body connection)
August 19, 2016

Cortical pathways to the adrenal medulla. Cortical areas on the lateral surface and the medial wall of the hemisphere are the source of neurons that influence the adrenal medulla. (credit: Richard P. Dum et al./PNAS) 
May help explain why meditation and exercises such as yoga and Pilates can be helpful in dealing with stress
Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla — the inner part of the adrenal gland, located above each kidney, which is responsible for the body’s rapid response in stressful situations. These findings, reported in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings … more…

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