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Double Positive Punch In Brain White Matter Prompted By Chinese Meditation
2012-06-12 06:46:04

Scientists studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) say they've confirmed and expanded their findings on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioral changes in subjects practicing the technique regularly for a month. In a paper appearing this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists Yi-Yuan Tang and Michael Posner report...

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2011-03-27 08:08:28

The U.S. State Department is starting to promote a new "panic button" application that will wipe out the phone's address book and emit emergency alerts. The department is trying to equip pro-democracy activists in countries ranging from the Middle East to China with the tools to fight back against repressive governments. "We've been trying to keep below the radar on this, because a lot of the people we are working with are operating in very sensitive environments," Michael Posner, assistant...

2009-05-19 08:50:50

Chinese data unraveled at University of Oregon show a training technique has brain, physiological linkage Chinese researchers have unlocked the mechanism of an emerging mind-body technique that produces measurable changes in attention and stress reduction in just five days of practice. The practice -- integrative body-mind training (IBMT) -- was adapted from traditional Chinese medicine in the 1990s in China, where it is practiced by thousands of people. It is now being taught to...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.