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Thinking away Alzheimer’s disease

In the late 1990s Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and psychologist at the University of Wisconsin’s Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, flew eight of the Dalai Lama’s most seasoned meditators to his lab in Wisconsin. There, Davidson attached hundreds of EEG sensors to each monk’s scalp in order to record electrical activity during meditation from a large number of different areas in the brain.

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