Sunday, July 26, 2009

Scientists Find that Bodies Glow with a Visible Light

Japanese scientists report that the human body glows with visible light in small quantities that rise and fall with the day.

I actually wonder if this light is what I have known as ether, a small band of light that I have seen outline people. I have to concentrate on it, but can see a transparent light. How easy it is to see depends on the background behind a person. This makes me wonder if scientists will eventually acknowledge that auras are real.

Meditation Changes Your Genes

A study by researchers at Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Genomics Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at how meditation changes how genes behave in response to stress (as well as other relaxation techniques).

The study compared long term practitioners, people that completed 8 weeks of relaxation technique training, and general people who were not practitioners and found that up to 2,209 genes were significantly different. Some of these genes are involved with inflammation, programmed cell death and the handling of free radicals.

It's great to have more studies on the benefits of meditation.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Changes in the adult brain happen faster than originally thought reports that adult brain can change within seconds. The article speaks of plasticity, which reminds me of the materials from Holosync that have mentioned that. Scientists temporarily deprived part of the brain from receiving input and the brain is "referring" signals from nearby regions of the brain to compensate for that. They're speculating that this reorganized response to sensory information reflects a rewiring of the brain or a growth of new connections. Again, this reminds me of stuff talked about in the Holosync materials.