Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

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Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby Sylvester » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:31 am

A great discussion, using MRI, on meditators.

http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/expsych/ ... ulness.mp3
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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 am

Thank you, Sylvester!
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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks Sylvester,

Here's a link that allows you to find other related talks:
http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/mindfulness-and-brain-audio

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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby Sylvester » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:23 am

8 weeks was all it took. Wow! The finding on delinking looks like the giving up of grief and hankering mentioned in the sutta.
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Re: Mindfulness and the brain - Uni of Oxford Podcast

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:32 pm

Thanks for posting that, Sylvester. That's a really interesting programme, one of the best "secular" discussions of the issues I've come across.

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