[Buddha-l] Meditation changes the brain structure

sjziobro at cs.com sjziobro at cs.com
Thu Jan 27 19:33:33 MST 2011

Whatever it is that elicits changes in the brain we at least have a greater physiological basis for understanding what Aristotle called habits and why they seem to function something like a second nature.  This in turn illustrates the force and scope of intentionality, at least, and greater still, an effect of the will, wouldn't you think?

 Stan Ziobro



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From: JKirkpatrick <jkirk at spro.net>
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Sent: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 9:21 pm
Subject: Re: [Buddha-l] Meditation changes the brain structure

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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