Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body
Author: Daniel Goleman,Richard J. Davidson
Two New York Times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it. Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open readers’ eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind-training methods, the authors demonstrate that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. But short daily doses will not get us to the highest level of lasting positive change—even if we continue for years—without specific additions. More than sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious, less attached view of the self, all of which are missing in widespread versions of mind training. The authors also reveal the latest data from Davidson’s own lab that point to a new methodology for developing a broader array of mind-training methods with larger implications for how we can derive the greatest benefits from the practice. Exciting, compelling, and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.
Book Summary Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson, or Dan and Richie as they are called in the book, have provided an intriguing review of the scientific studies done on meditation over the past fifty years. In their attempts to prove that meditation can and does affect the body physically and mentally, as well as spiritually, Dan and Richie discuss their own experiences as lifelong meditators, their travels to ashrams and retreats all over the globe, and their meetings with yogis and monks, including the Dalai Lama. For more information click on BUY BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body By Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson
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Summary of Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson's Altered Traits Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body Are you ready to change your life? Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson, or Dan and Richie as they are called in the book, have provided an exciting overview of the scientific research done on meditation during the last fifty years. In their attempts to prove that meditation can and does affect the body physically and mentally, in addition to spiritually, Dan and Richie talk their personal experiences as lifelong meditators, their travels to ashrams and retreats everywhere in the globe, and their conferences with yogis and priests, together with the Dalai Lama. On this detailed summary and analysis of altered traits: science reveals How Meditation changes your mind, brain, and body, you will learn: 1. About the most ancient practices of meditation and how the West tried to copy them. 2. The beginning steps to turning into an advanced meditator yourself. 3. What deep meditation is? 4. How lifelong meditation can alter traits And much more! Buy your copy today. NOTE TO READERS: This is a summary and analysis companion book, not the original Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. It is meant to enhance your original reading experience, not supplement it. We encourage you to purchase the original book as well.
More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.
Biotechnology has a long history of use in food production and processing. For ten thousand years fermentation, a form of biotechnology, has been used to produce wine, beer and bread. Selective breeding of animals such as horses and dogs has been going on for centuries. Selective breeding of essential foods such as rice, corn and wheat have created thousands of local varieties with improved yield compared to their wild ancestors. Wheat that is best for bread is different from wheat that is best for pasta. This was accomplished through conventional breeding over many years using traditional methods. However, such methods were often unpredictable and inefficient, resulting in undesirable traits passed along with desirable ones. Today, through newer biotechnology and genetic engineering, scientists use techniques such as recombinant DNA (rDNA). Scientists, by using rDNA, can move one gene, the inherited instruction for specific traits, from one organism to another and omit the undesirable traits. This enables food producers to obtain animal and crop improvements in a much more precise, controlled and predictable manner. The book presents a thorough and accessible account of modern food biotechnology and will make an ideal course book. It is useful not only to the undergraduate and postgraduate students but also to the researchers involved in the biological sciences, biotechnology, and food science and technology.
Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
Author: Richard J. Davidson,Anne Harrington
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Scientific Evaluation of the Introduction of Genetically Modified Microorganisms and Plants into the Environment
Pubpsher: National Academies Press
Potential benefits from the use of genetically modified organisms--such as bacteria that biodegrade environmental pollutants--are enormous. To minimize the risks of releasing such organisms into the environment, regulators are working to develop rational safeguards. This volume provides a comprehensive examination of the issues surrounding testing these organisms in the laboratory or the field and a practical framework for making decisions about organism release. Beginning with a discussion of classical versus molecular techniques for genetic alteration, the volume is divided into major sections for plants and microorganisms and covers the characteristics of altered organisms, past experience with releases, and such specific issues as whether plant introductions could promote weediness. The executive summary presents major conclusions and outlines the recommended decision-making framework.