Saturday, January 25, 2020

Various studies on meditation

Vox has an article titled "Are we morally obligated to meditate?", a general article about the author's meditation journey and the various studies on meditation they came across.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

An excerpt from Beyond the Self

Beyond the Self is a book by Matthieu Ricard (a molecular biologist that became a Buddhist monk in Nepal) and Wolf Singer (a neuroscientist) that is a conversation between the two about meditation and the brain.  The Atlantic has an excerpt - it's a bit of heavy reading, but interesting nonetheless.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Near Death Experience discussion on television

Expedition Unknown on the Discovery Channel is currently having a series called "Search for the Afterlife", with the "Heaven and Hell" and "After the Search: Talking with the Dead" episodes having some discussion about Near Death Experiences.  Definitely recommended watching!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Heat and the brain

Do you feel like your brain is not with it in the summer heat?  The Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University has found that our brains are susceptible to temperature abnormalities.  All the more reason to stay cool.