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I'm not sure about what happens in the brain while someone is actually meditating (i.e., the state effect of meditation), but a meta-analysis from last year (Fox et al., 2014) looked carefully at what long term brain changes result from meditation. This is from the abstract: Anatomical likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis found eight brain regions ...


The trick is that the word "meditation" can be used for many various things. For example, are you sure you understand what is a meditation? Are you sure you're meditating? Or put it another way, why do you think that "implementation intentions combined with mental contrasting" is not a meditation? Also, please notice that in the traditions from where we ...

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