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Study Shows Letting the Mind Wander Best Processes Emotions and Memories - Science 2.0 (blog)

Study Shows Letting the Mind Wander Best Processes Emotions and Memories Science 2.0 (blog) For example, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience used fMRI imaging to look inside the brains of 14 experienced meditators.
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We Are All Dorian Grey Now - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

We Are All Dorian Grey Now - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Buddhism and Attention | Scoop.it
“We Are All Dorian Grey Now Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Indeed the whole novel might be thought of as a meditation on that simple, but universal, trap of our own nature. But first I must discuss the question of empathy.”
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Self-Compassion: A Key Factor In Weight Loss

Self-Compassion: A Key Factor In Weight Loss | Buddhism and Attention | Scoop.it
“ How showing ourselves a little - or a lot - of sympathy can help lead to better and longer-lasting weight loss.”
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Contemplative Computing | Guardian

Contemplative Computing | Guardian | Buddhism and Attention | Scoop.it
"What if there were a way to use the internet – and all our web-connected phones and tablets and laptops and games consoles – to foster rather than erode our attention spans, and to replace that sense of edgy distractedness with calm? This is the question motivating the embryonic movement known variously as "calming technology", "the slow web", "conscious computing" or ([Alex] Pang's preferred term) "contemplative computing". Its members hope that we might be able to perform a sneaky bit of jujitsu on the devices that dominate our lives: to turn the agents of distraction into agents of serenity." Oliver Burkeman, essayist and author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, investigates.
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