Stanford studies monks’ meditation, compassion

What are the forces that drives us and how can we control or at a minimum make them work for us.

There are some great brain scan photos in the linked article.

‘….The “monk study” at Stanford is part of an emerging field of meditation science that has taken off in the last decade with advancements in brain image technology, and popular interest.

“There are many neuroscientists out there looking at mindfulness, but not a lot who are studying compassion,” Knutson said. “The Buddhist view of the world can provide some potentially interesting information about the subcortical reward circuits involved in motivation.”…’ Stanford studies monks’ meditation, compassion

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