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  • Buddha's Brain

  • The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
  • By: Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius MD
  • Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 110
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Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient wisdom meets cutting edge neuroscience

  • By Paul the Shrink on 27-06-14

Great and informative book about contemplative brain

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Reviewed: 16-04-17

I am a psychology student interested in contemplative practices and neuroscience. I find this book a great introduction to the major pathways and brain areas relating to Mindfulness, emotions and decision making. The story proceeds logically from the introduction of the brain circuits to the meaning of Mindfulness practices and ends with tools to applying all this information to your personal life. The ending chapter will make you want to journal about your existence and question it.
Perfect combination of science and self-discovery.
I find it easiest to read if you already have some previous knowledge about brain structures.
Narrators voice is very pleasant.

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