Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Meditation can change your brain

Fans of Prometheus Rising, generally considered one of Robert Anton Wilson's best books, may want to see this report that meditation can produce beneficial structural changes in the brain.

The i09 science fiction and science fact blog, relying upon a study cited by Scientific American, reports that "Thirty minutes a day can actually increase people's capacity for learning while shrinking the parts of the brain responsible for stress," says the i09 science fiction and science fact blog, relying upon a study cited by Scientific American.

The meditation described by the Scientific American report appears to be mindfulness meditation, a Buddhist meditation practice emphasized by Theravada Buddhism. Here are resources.


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