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Figure 9: MIM software output image showing the medial three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection normalized by the cerebellum. The SUVr is compared with the Chulabhorn hospital normal database of fluorodeoxyglucose uptake. The areas with a higher difference than 2.5 z-score, indicating with color scale. (a) Normal resting-state: The three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection does not indicate any areas that had significantly higher uptake than they do in the normal database. (b) Anapanasati meditation: The three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection indicates significantly higher uptake in bilateral mid-to-posterior cingulate gyrus (arrow) than in the normal database. Thus, glucose metabolism in the mid-to-posterior cingulate is higher during Anapanasati meditation than during normal rest. SUVr, standard uptake value ratio

Figure 9: MIM software output image showing the medial three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection normalized by the cerebellum. The SUVr is compared with the Chulabhorn hospital normal database of fluorodeoxyglucose uptake. The areas with a higher difference than 2.5 z-score, indicating with color scale. (a) Normal resting-state: The three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection does not indicate any areas that had significantly higher uptake than they do in the normal database. (b) Anapanasati meditation: The three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection indicates significantly higher uptake in bilateral mid-to-posterior cingulate gyrus (arrow) than in the normal database. Thus, glucose metabolism in the mid-to-posterior cingulate is higher during Anapanasati meditation than during normal rest. SUVr, standard uptake value ratio