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Dr Kerzin (who reportedly made the claim) might have been misunderstood by the reporter and/or the editor of the article. It might be truer to say that he is dead and meditating (for some suitably vague definition of "him", given that the self is difficult to define and that Tibetan Buddhists believe in a continuing existence after death and ...


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Does this audio track create a bond between the brain and the central nervous system whilst stimulating the pineal gland? The brain is part of the CNS so it is nonsensical to write of creating a bond between them. The pineal gland's activity is primarily affected by light not by sound. Is this just a hoax? There is no Jeffery Marlon Harris FRCS ...


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There seem to be a two studies that tested the ability of practioners of that method and it found that they can substantially influence their body temperature. Benson et al 1982). Body temperature changes during the practice of g Tum-mo (heat) yoga. Nature, 295, 234-236. : We report here that in a study performed there in February 1981, we found that these ...


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I have no background in neuroscience but will try to unpack the claim a little bit. In the Washington Post, there is a 2015 interview with neuroscientist Sarah Lazar. Her lab at Harvard University studies this sort of thing extensively. In that interview, she states: We... found [that long-term practitioners of meditation] had more gray matter in the ...


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The 23 points of IQ mentioned in the Inc. article trace back to this study performed with only two test subjects and employing EEG biofeedback, not standard meditation techniques. The headline of the Inc. article is pure nonsense. As far as a general positive effect on IQ , the most directly relevant peer-reviewed study I could find was this review, "The ...


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