American researchers from the University of California (University of California) found that Buddhists are objectively more happy and peaceful than other people, according to BBC News. In most of these qualities were expressed in those of the Buddhists, who have long meditated regularly. It is the quality of the scientists felt the responsibility to identify the psychological characteristics. The specialists of the University of Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin) conducted a study of the brain Buddhists, in which was recorded increased activity in the left frontal lobe (this area is believed to be responsible for positive emotions and good mood).
Increased activity of the frontal lobes of the Buddhists was observed not only during meditation, but also in peace. This, say the researchers, said that the Buddhists at any time are more prone to good mood.