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Some meditation sparks better brain performance (16)
Whereas the Vajrayana style of Buddhist meditation produces an arousal response, the Theravada style produces a relaxation response. In particular, the research team found that Vajrayana meditation, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism, can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance. Previous studies had defined meditation as a relaxation response and had attempted to categorize meditation as either involving focused or distributed attentional systems. Neither of these hypotheses received strong empirical support, and most of the studies focused on Theravada meditative practices. Four kinds of meditation Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov and D...
The Lost Art of Reading (14)
This blindness has consequences. In Philosophy Between the Lines, Arthur M. Melzer explores the history of esoteric writing and argues that if we refuse to understand it we will inevitably misread and underestimate the greatest books of Western Civilization. Properly understood, esoteric reading is merely careful reading. Small variations are important. The esoteric reader gets much of the argument through suggestion and allusion, rather than direct statements. To do this, the reader must pay close attention to the order and framing of a text. The reader views any problems or inconsistences in the work not as errors but as riddles put forth by the author to be unraveled.
Clowney "feels good", will practice this week (8)
Head coach Bill O'Brien gave an update on Jadeveon Clowney and when he'll likely return. He didn't play against the Steelers, but there's a decent chance Jadeveon Clowney suits up on Sunday versus the Titans. "He feels good," head coach Bill O'Brien ...
Study finds link between counting breaths, mindfulness The Badger Herald (7)
A study has found that counting breaths has a positive affect on making participants be more mindful, a practice that is being incorporated into classrooms at University of Wisconsin. The new study published in Frontiers in Psychology coming from the ...
Peyton Manning is 2nd leading passer in Broncos history after only 38 games (7)
You've probably noticed that Peyton Manning has been kind of dominant since signing with Denver before the 2012 season. If you're wondering how dominant the Broncos quarterback has been, consider this: After only 38 games in Denver, Manning is ...
How Does Commuting Affect Your Happiness (6)
Happy City In his book Happy City, Charles Montgomery offers evidence that where you live has a powerful effect on how you feel. From our commutes to our neighbors and our daily routines, where we choose to live can influence our feelings in ways most ...
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