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Friday, August 17, 2007

Meditation strengthens gamma brain waves

From here
He said thinking and experience can change the brain because it has neuroplasticity, which means the brain has the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience.

One example of that, Lilly said is studies done of the effects of meditation that found that gamma brain waves were strengthened by meditation, and the more hours of meditation training a person had the stronger and more enduring the gamma brain wave signal was.

And.....

The key to meditation is to exist one hundred percent in the here and now, which us a constant reawakening to this moment. No matter who we were up to just a moment ago, no matter what situation we were in, nothing can detract from our new choice in this moment—now.

By awakening to the novelty of this moment, we can more easily choose our life purpose and exist according to that purpose.

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