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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Meditation found to increase brain size

. . . but then, you already knew that, didn't you:

"Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input."


Blogger M said...

And don't miss the great discussion of this article at Metafilter

1:00 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Interesting, I had heard that meditation changed the frontal lob duriing meditation, but this is really .....enlightening.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

Well, I wouldn't go get a big head about it.

7:28 PM  

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