What goes on the the brain of a Buddhist Monk?

In a recent (very unsociological, but fascinating) meditation survey which has been carried out in New York since 2008, the brains of prominent Buddhist monks have been scanned in the hope of detecting any physiological changes that might be occurring during the state of tranquility self-induced during meditation.  Dr Zoran Josipovic, research scientist and adjunct professor at New York University, who is heading the experiment, builds on recent research which has found that during meditation brains are capable of changing and optimising its functions in ways that have previously been thought impossible.

Read the BBC article here.

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