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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:09 pm 
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A Massachusetts General Hospital study in next week's Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging shows marked brain changes over an eight-week practice of mindfulness meditation. Of course, by definition, every experience you have makes changes in your brain (that's pretty much the definition of experience: "something that changes your brain"), but in this case, the changes point to deep and lasting effects as a result of meditation that correspond to the reported experience of meditators. (This confirms earlier research from the hospital, like this study from 2005).

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:54 am 
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That is interesting and sheds some light on the subject of "merits" accumulated even with short-term instances of practice.

However as in the case of physical training the effects will be deteriorating if there is no continuous training ... everything is impermanent.

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