Table 2 Between-group differences in gray matter volume and FDG metabolism in the clusters of interests (shown in Figs 1C and 2C) when comparing the 6 elderly expert meditators versus the 67 elderly controls or the 31 Aβ-negative elderly controls matched for education (p-values; Mann-Whitney U-tests).

From: Reduced age-associated brain changes in expert meditators: a multimodal neuroimaging pilot study

  67 elderly controls 31 education-matched Aβneg elderly controls
MRI-cluster 1: VMPC-ACC 0.0003 0.00008
MRI-cluster 2: L TP junction 0.008 0.01
MRI-cluster 3: R TP junction 0.002 0.003
FDG-cluster 1: VMPC-ACC 0.0001 0.0003
FDG-cluster 2: R Insula 0.0003 0.0007
FDG-cluster 3: PCC 0.001 0.0009
  1. VMPF: ventromedial prefrontal cortex; ACC: anterior cingulate cortex; TP: temporo-parietal; PCC: posterior cingulate cortex; L: left; R: right.