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How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew B. Newberg
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Mar 07, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, science, consciousness, 2013, susan
Read from April 07 to 23, 2012 , read count: 2

What I liked about this was the authors had plenty of chances to go into "woo" science territory BUT DIDN'T. They remain agnostic on any questions about the reality of God, but stick to their basic theme - actively meditating on God, morality, and the moral social contract that makes humans human is good for the brain in an empirically measurable way.

Subjects who meditate can, in lab settings, focus on tasks better, demonstrate better memory, and have a different neural pattern that (the authors posit) handles stress better.

Really interesting. I wonder if it's good for recovering stroke patients.
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Robert Hernandez The work of Edward Taub is geared towards stroke recovery. I understand he founded a clinic at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. :)

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Leigh This looks interesting - I'll have to check it out.
Have you read Stroke of Insight?

message 3: by bup (new) - rated it 4 stars

bup It's on my huge list of books to be read - and I'm on a waitlist for it at a book swapping site.

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