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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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There may actually be some association between respiration and the inner ear in infants. Apart from the sources mentioned in the question, I have found a single other study in Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990, according to which stimulation of the labyrinth in the inner ear by rocking can help prevent cessation of breathing (apnea) in premature infants: ...


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I learned about this fellow recently and am glad I found this question through Google, since my impression has been that the media has been making a mountain out of a molehill. My short answer is that the available evidence does not demonstrate that Jason is a “math genius” in any sense that meaningfully differentiates between commonplace “math skill/ability/...


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