Hypothesis to test: Mindfulness meditation is an intense workout of neuronal inhibitory circuits.
Description: Neuronal inhibitory circuits lose functionality when their inhibitory commands are frequently or severely overruled or ignored (which happens under many circumstances). Exercising the impaired circuits, which is what mindfulness meditation does, sets them back to good shape, and reestablishes their inhibitory role. See detailed description of this project at Working out Neuronal Circuits.
Drivers: Neuroscience & Meditation Research Centers