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Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson
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Overall, a good book for someone interested in "contemplative practices" (meditation) with a western perspective, founded on known neurological mechanisms. There are references to Buddhist concepts, but they are fairly unobtrusive if you're not interested in such things. I don't feel equipped to judge if the connection between the science and the methodologies are valid, but my rather sensitive bullshit alarms were not tripped.

On the other hand, I don't think this was very suited for audio format. Something about the enunciation and pacing of the narration caused me to tune out, making it nearly impossible to focus on it for more than a minute or two at a time. Even if the narration was good, it's probably not advisable to try to practice the mediation techniques while driving, which is when I'm generally listening.

* April 27, 2011
* April 21 - May 9, 2014

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