Monday, April 25, 2011

BUDDHIST MEDITATORS DECIDE RATIONALLY AND NOT EMOTIONALLY

Recent neuroimaging research suggests that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make decisions rationally rather than emotionally.  See this press release.

Resource: Kirk U, Downar J and Montague P (2011). Interoception drives increased rational decision-making in meditators playing the Ultimatum Game Front. Neurosci. 5:49. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2011.00049

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