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Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
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Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
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Post: #2
RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Body mind medicine is making inroads in many areas. Just funished a multi-year course of study in it.
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Been known for awhile..

Brains of Buddhist monks scanned in meditation study
By Matt Danzico BBC News, New York

In a laboratory tucked away off a noisy New York City street, a soft-spoken neuroscientist has been placing Tibetan Buddhist monks into a car-sized brain scanner to better understand the ancient practice of meditation.

But could this unusual research not only unravel the secrets of leading a harmonious life but also shed light on some of the world's more mysterious diseases?

Zoran Josipovic, a research scientist and adjunct professor at New York University, says he has been peering into the brains of monks while they meditate in an attempt to understand how their brains reorganise themselves during the exercise.

Since 2008, the researcher has been placing the minds and bodies of prominent Buddhist figures into a five-tonne (5,000kg) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine.

The scanner tracks blood flow within the monks' heads as they meditate inside its clunky walls, which echoes a musical rhythm when the machine is operating.

Dr Josipovic, who also moonlights as a Buddhist monk, says he is hoping to find how some meditators achieve a state of "nonduality" or "oneness" with the world, a unifying consciousness between a person and their environment.

"One thing that meditation does for those who practise it a lot is that it cultivates attentional skills," Dr Josipovic says, adding that those harnessed skills can help lead to a more tranquil and happier way of being.

"Meditation research, particularly in the last 10 years or so, has shown to be very promising because it points to an ability of the brain to change and optimise in a way we didn't know previously was possible."

When one relaxes into a state of oneness, the neural networks in experienced practitioners change as they lower the psychological wall between themselves and their environments, Dr Josipovic says.

And this reorganisation in the brain may lead to what some meditators claim to be a deep harmony between themselves and their surroundings.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-12661646


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05-19-2019 07:33 AM

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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
meditation makes a person strong,

a monk asked buddha,

how can i be safe?

buddha said-when you are meditating you are safe,

453005 I can´t teach you anything, I can only make you think
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Heard the guy who proved Enstein wrong is buddhist.
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
I had a lot of strange experiences while meditating... therefore recently I have chosen not to meditate
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Hack the placebo effect. Anon
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Post: #9
RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-19-2019 01:46 PM)
Hack the placebo effect. Anon

Done around 20 years ago. Hacks the ear lobe with electric pulses.
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Golf does the same thing.

I call it the Zen of golf.

We started with Frisbee golf back in the 70s out on a blufftop farm.
Amazing things would happen while in the Zen.
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-19-2019 02:14 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-19-2019 01:46 PM)
Hack the placebo effect. Anon

Done around 20 years ago. Hacks the ear lobe with electric pulses.

Does it work for the butterfly effect too?
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
tamarack  Wrote: (05-19-2019 02:23 PM)
Golf does the same thing.

I call it the Zen of golf.

We started with Frisbee golf back in the 70s out on a blufftop farm.
Amazing things would happen while in the Zen.

There's a book you might find interesting called Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
eSheep  Wrote: (05-19-2019 03:27 PM)
tamarack  Wrote: (05-19-2019 02:23 PM)
Golf does the same thing.

I call it the Zen of golf.

We started with Frisbee golf back in the 70s out on a blufftop farm.
Amazing things would happen while in the Zen.

There's a book you might find interesting called Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

Thanks.
Zen is applicable in almost any activity.
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RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Maybe clinical psychology can learn a bit from it.
But neuroscience is neuroscience.
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Post: #15
RE: Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism
Yeah suposedly meditating on nothing increases brain matter, how so? No stimulation increases cognitive function? Don't think so some how. As for ya fucvking neuro brain scans get the f*#k out basically ya nosey bastards!
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