science discovers mindfullness alters brain

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chownah
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science discovers mindfullness alters brain

Post by chownah » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:24 pm

Some scientists measured changes in brain structure in a group of people who did mindfulness meditation but no change in a control group of individuals who did not do the meditation.

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Re: science discovers mindfullness alters brain

Post by PeterB » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:59 pm

chownah wrote:Some scientists measured changes in brain structure in a group of people who did mindfulness meditation but no change in a control group of individuals who did not do the meditation.

link:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-min ... weeks.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Yes, its other side of the coin. The fact that some mental processes have a physical dimension is well known to science. The idea that mental processes casn change physical processes is gaining acceptance.

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