|You have a good brain, venerable, very good. Meditating Buddhist monk goes into an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine to document brain changes during meditation (BBC).|
|We should have been monks. (UCLA)|
This is what is said by the study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology.
|Better than beauty sleep (SFU)|
|Yes, the difference is clear.|
The participants spent an average of 27 minutes per day practicing mindfulness exercises, and this is all it took to stimulate a major increase in gray matter density in the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection.
|Brain is not mind, but never mind.|
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