How meditation benefits the brain

(23 Nov 2011). A new brain imaging study led by researchers at Yale University shows how people who regularly practise meditation are able to switch off areas of the brain linked to daydreaming, anxiety, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The brains of experienced meditators appear to show less activity in an area known as the “default mode network”, which is linked to largely self-centred thinking. The researchers suggest through monitoring and suppressing or “tuning out” the “me” thoughts, meditators develop a new default mode, which is more present-centred.

A report of their findings were published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more.


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  1. Let us hypothesize that there are two kinds of people: People who have ideas about how others should live their lives, and people who have no such ideas and further just want to be left the fuck alone.Let us also hypothesize that the two groups are of equal size and could command similar numbers at the voting booths, given 100% voter tut.curnWhioh of those two groups is going to end up running things?

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