Some neuroscientists got together with some Buddhist monks at the Dalai Lama’s house for some experimentats. ( ) This article tells us that the study shows that meditation, specifically thought alone, like any other activity, can change the structure of the brain. Findings also show that seasoned monks (mmmâ€¦) are able to achieve higher levels of awareness when meditating. The study compares novices to monks with over 10,000 hours of meditation.
The novice meditators “showed a slight increase in gamma activity, but most monks showed extremely large increases of a sort that has never been reported before in the neuroscience literature,” says Prof. Davidson, suggesting that mental training can bring the brain to a greater level of consciousness.
So get to it and start ascending people!