Zen Meditation: Thicker Brains Fend Off Pain

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I think they probably mean zazen (or am I nitpicking here?)

People can reduce their sensitivity to pain by thickening their brain, according to a new study published in a special issue of the American Psychological Association journal, Emotion. Researchers from the Université de Montréal made their discovery by comparing the grey matter thickness of Zen meditators and non-meditators. They found evidence that practicing the centuries-old discipline of Zen can reinforce a central brain region (anterior cingulate) that regulates pain.

Science Daily: Zen Meditation: Thicker Brains Fend Off Pain

2 Comments

  1. Yes, they mean Zazen. If you haven’t been through at least one Sesshin (“Intensive”) in the Rinzai tradition of Zen you don’t know what pain is, and you’d never know that indeed you can regulate pain. ^.^

  2. cool notion inside your weblog, is it a premium just one

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