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Selfless Insight: Zen and the Meditative Transformations of Consciousness

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Attention, self-consciousness, insight, wisdom, emotional maturity: how Zen teachings can illuminate the way our brains function and vice-versa.
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Published March 31st 2009 by MIT Press (first published January 23rd 2009)
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Ken
this book is not for the general public. it is highly technical and academic. this book seems to gear towards neurologists and researchers.Recommend "Buddha and the Brain" if you want a better book for readability and yet, still captures the essentials.

You can aloso go straight to Chapter 5&6 for lesser technical analysis.
Carl Spies
Some great science on how meditation alters brain function. Cool ideas on: attention, selflessness, insight and emotional maturity.
Derrick
Much too long, but the author notes the amusing irony of something as simple as Zen being so difficult to describe simply.
Dave Groff
A very good companion to Zen and the Brain, with some updated material.
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