One thing he didn't mention is some very recent (probably because this only has been discovered within the last 6 months) MRI evidence that such nueral networks are NOT fixed and set...but that human brains may be a DYNAMIC network that actively re-assigns it's importance to such nueral motor networks based on the results experienced by their actions.
For example, if you have a combination of Apples and Strawberrys to chose from...and you randomly choose a Strawberry from that group which turns out to be very tasty...the next time you choose the motor nuerons will be preferably selected over the Strawberry choice instead of the Apple choice.
This idea is not new, and it has always been suspected, but now there is actual (but still controversial) evidence from MRI images that...at least in animals...this dynamic reconditioning of motor nerve selection in the brain is a real physical process.
So, iin Meditation, as someone else mentioned...it may be physically true that Meditation on a desired result actually creates a physical re-allocation of priorities in the brain...which makes the choice of of possible actions to be more likely to be chosen based on that desired result from Meditation.
See, you really ARE what you want to be.
Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach