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  • Why Choosing to Meditate is a Moral Decision

    Big Think - 07/07/2013

    The mental and physical benefits of meditation (for the meditator) are increasingly verified by a growing scientific literature that has found an increase in oxygen flow to the brain during meditative periods. Now scientists also believe that meditation can confer benefits on others, even if they do not meditate themselves. In an experiment conducted at Northeastern University, subjects who underwent an eight-week long series of meditation training demonstrated more sympathy toward others in simulated real-life conditions: Meditative subjects were more likely to give up their waiting room seat to an injured person, despite others in the room who ignored the injured person’s plight.

     

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