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Alex
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meditation

Hi dudes,
There's a lot of talk on meditation lately, some coverage in Tutorial 18, but it would be good to get a summary up here of:
1 evidence of what changes are taking place after what kinds of meditation (please cite research papers)
2 discussion of what results may imply in terms of functional networks and anatomical networks, and development in general.

...anybody there?   :  )

AR


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Robert
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Re: meditation

hi Alex,
I'm here, and would be interested in playing around with this.  I've not much experience in meditation, but I'll skip ahead to T18 and read what is already there on the subject, and keep an eye out for papers that talk about physical changes. I've run across some while researching tAcs stuff over the past bit.


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Alex
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Re: meditation

Hi dude,
I got interested in this because the references 171-181 in T18 mention various different types of meditation & similar. I was hoping to collect results on all these different methods and either get a grasp of what is different about each or figure out if they are all actually having the same effect but different aspect of that effect are being described?

Anyone familiar with more than one type of meditation could help by clarifying effects from experience, so folks don't have to know all the research in order to help with this. I have a suspicion that the different 'schools' of meditation are referring to the same neurological effects by different terms, so I want to take the semantic factor out or at least reduce it.
For example:
How does  mindfulness differ from other types of meditation?
Vipassana meditators - what does this mean?
Transcendental Meditation - is this different?
compassion meditation...?
Self-transendence (ST) related meditation...?
What different personal experiences have members had with different types?
...and so on...

Best,
AR


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