Neuroscience of Mindfulness: What Exactly Happens to Your Brain When You Meditate

Kristyna Zapletal
9 min readMay 18, 2017

There are 80 to 100 billion neurons in a human brain, and every single one of them can form thousands of connections with other neurons, leading to a complex network of hundreds of trillions of synapses that enable brain cells to communicate with each other.

Like a computer network built from five hundred trillion transistors…