The neuroscience of meditation

I recently had the chance to read The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation by Tang, H√∂lzel and Posner. It is effectively a summary of all the research that has been done on the neuroscience of mindfulness meditation, and comments on how a lot of those studies suffer from design flaws, that make their conclusions questionable. InContinue reading “The neuroscience of meditation”

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Moral asymmetry and Indian politics

I spent part of the morning reading a conversation between Sam Harris and Daniel Kahneman. In an almost textbook example of priming, when I saw something that I already believe, it led me to accord a greater degree of importance to the conversation. Soon I was connecting dots all over the place, and this postContinue reading “Moral asymmetry and Indian politics”