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Monday, November 14, 2005

Dalai Lama nails Bush


In his speech to the Society for Neuroscience, the Dalai Lama said, "People who call themselves religious without basic human values like compassion, they are not really religious people. They are hypocrites."

Hmmm...think he was referring to anyone in particular?

Speaking of President Bush, maybe he would benefit from meditating. One of the papers presented at the Neuroscience conference claimed that regular meditation may produce structural changes in parts of the brain associated with attention and sensory processing. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that particular areas of the cerebral cortex were thicker in people who meditate.

One of the researchers, Sara Lazar, said, "Our results suggest that meditation can produce experience-based structural alterations in the brain. We also found evidence that mediation may slow down the aging-related atrophy of certain areas of the brain."

We wonder if meditation might also help Bush's atrophied heart...

2 Comments:

Blogger C said...

Thanks for this. Here's a link to a PR with many qoutes. Have you seen the speech online?

http://apu.sfn.org/content/AboutSFN1/NewsReleases/pr_111205.html

10:23 PM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Nope, we haven't seen the full text of the speech. Let us know if you happen across it.

10:37 AM  

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