[Buddha-l] Meditation changes the brain structure

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Thu Jan 27 19:21:59 MST 2011

And then there are the addictions--to alcohol or opiates--these
also change the brain.


Behalf Of Macleod, Nik
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:44 AM

Seems that sustained application to all manner of things can
bring about long term changes in brain structure - witness the
changes effected in London cabbies by acquisition of 'the


Nik Macleod
Cambridge UK

Yes--in fact, repetitive anything actions probably change parts
of the brain--as in the brain altering that happens after
repetitive drug or alcohol use: brain-supported addiction. 

Beneficial repetitive actions need a lot more study-- we're just
at the beginning. 


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