Zen Training Reduces Distraction Effects

In the study by Emory School of Medicine, Zen Meditation training and practice was shown to reduce the recovery time after distractions.  Simple tests showed that Zen meditators more quickly return to focusing on a word task when particular distractions were created. ...

Neural evidence for sudden insight

In the study referenced below, it was found that neurons in the frontal cortex of rats change rapidly when a new behavior replaces a prior behavior.  After being exposed to a period of trial and error, the neural patterns suddenly reorganize and a new behavior...

True Or False? How Our Brain Processes Negative Statements

In the study below, performed by psychologists at Tufts University, the brain’s “Event Related Potential Response” (ERP) was observed after varying patterns of statements the listener can easily determine are true or untrue.  Specifically, they found...

Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children’s Brains For Reading

This study performed by doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston evaluated how speech-part sounds, at various rates of change, affect brain activity in normal and dyslexic children. In addition to revealing clues about the differences between normal and dyslexic...

Buddhist Meditation Temporarily Augments Visuospatial Abilities

In this study, it was found that a Buddhist meditation technique can improve visuospatial abilities for a period of time following the meditation session.  This specifically refers to the ability to hold visuospatial images in mind for longer than the baseline period....

Binaural Beats Treatment for Anxiety

The study referenced below shows that a small number of weekly audio sessions using theta / delta binaural beat frequencies appears to have benefits in anxiety treatment. Almost all self-improvement programs that utilize binaural beats and other entrainment techniques...

Effects of Zen Meditation on the Brain

This novel study reviews the brains activity during and subsequent to zen meditation practices.  In particular, they are identifying the effects of Zen meditation, a very simple posture and breath meditation practice, on activation and inhibition reactions in various...

Mindfulness Meditation Changes Brain And Immune Function

This small study shows that sustained changes in the brain and immune  function occur after mindfulness meditation training and practice during the study. Sustained increases in the left frontal region of the brain were detected, on a sustained basis, in the control...

Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure

In this study below, it was found that meditation, or more specifically transcendental meditation, can lower blood pressure. Combined with other practices, including breathwork and guided relaxation, which are also shown to lower blood pressure, we believe there is a...