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Science Reveals How Meditation Changes your Mind, Brain, and Body

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More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation--without drugs or high expense--can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry.
Publisher: New York : Avery, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 158.12 G
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Richard J. - Author
ISBN: 9780399184383
0399184384

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byoneoka
Jun 28, 2018

It's fascinating to see the progress of neuroscience in measuring the tradition of meditation and ancient paradigms of consciousness. As a long-term meditator who has also studied neuroscience, this work is an important scientific update to our knowledge. We are open to seeing how this gap is filled.

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