Popular Science covers a study by Marco Loggia and colleagues demonstrating visualization of chronic pain with PET-MR.
Meditation's Effects on Emotion
PsychCentral.com recently checked in with Gaelle Desbordes and Catherine Kerr about their work with meditation and emotion. Desbordes and Kerr and colleagues have shown that the effects of meditation persist long after the act is over, indicating that meditation may result in "enduring, beneficial changes in brain function, especially in the area of emotional processing." Read the article here.