Periodicals>Journal Article:  Pagnoni, Cekic, Guo (2008), "Thinking about Not-Thinking": Neural Correlates of Conceptual Processing during Zen Meditation, PLoS ONE, Retrieved on 2012-06-26
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    26 JUN 2012

     Meditators Can Switch Mental Processes More Quickly

    In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that the habitual practice of being heedful to distraction from spontaneous thoughts during meditation renders regular meditators, as compared to control subjects, more able to voluntarily contain the automatic cascade of conceptual associations triggered by semantic stimuli. To this purpose, we adapted a simple lexical decision task [11] that required the subjects to decide whether the visually presented stimuli were real English words or string...
    Folksonomies: meditation
    Folksonomies: meditation
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    In an experiment where they are flashed words and non words at random during meditation and tasked to categorize which they are seeing.

    26 JUN 2012

     Definition of Meditation

    The Buddhist meditative exercise has its roots in the metaphysical tenet of “emptiness,” particularly emphasized by the Zen schools [3]. According to this view, reality is originally devoid of ontological properties and it is only via an incessant and largely unconscious habit of emotional self-reference and categorization that a conceptual structure is created and ultimately reified; a process necessary for daily life, but that also tends to condition the individual into predefined patte...
    Folksonomies: meditation
    Folksonomies: meditation
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    The human brain naturally categorizes things, but things are not naturally categorized. Meditation is the exercise of not thinking in order to free the mind of categorization and self-reference.