Long long ago I read (probably ca. 1967 in Analog, a science-fiction 'zine) that brain-wave measurements of monks showed fascinatingly distinct responses to external stimuli. Hindu adepts deep in meditation had no mental reaction to sudden noise or a flash of light. Buddhists, in contrast, seemed to perceive a disturbance — their EKGs spiked — but then they immediately "let it go" and returned to a basal state of calm. Interestingly different, if true ...

TopicThinking - TopicFaith - TopicMind - 2004-06-19

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