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Do large groups performing Transcendental Meditation lead to city-wide reductions in crime?

A 1988 paper, Test of a Field Model of Consciousness and Social Change: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program and Decreased Urban Crime describes some studies of data from the '70s and ...
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Does meditation increase IQ?

According to this 2016 Inc magazine article Now, studies show that there is something you can do to dramatically improve your fluid intelligence as well as your overall IQ: meditate. That's ...
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Does area of the brain associated with the sense of self “shut down” when praying?

Is there any study done on the claim that the area of the brain associated with the sense of self "shuts down" when praying? In the NBC News article "What Happens to Your Brain When You Pray?", ...
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Does the Silva method of meditation enable transcendence of pain?

The Silva method (formerly known as "Silva Mind Control") is a type of meditation, proposed by José Silva. It involves reaching and sustaining the alpha-state while actively controlling one's thoughts....