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Using modern technology like fMRI scans, scientists have developed a more thorough understanding of what’s taking place in our brains when we meditate, kind of similar to how scientists have previously looked at measuring creativity in our brains.

The overall difference is that our brains stop processing information as actively as they normally would. We start to show a decrease in beta waves, which indicate that our brains are processing information, even after a single 20-minute meditation session if we’ve never tried it before.”

This is your brain on meditation

If the profession hasn’t agreed upon it to the point where it’s not in the book yet, how can you go about treating it in an in-patient setting? It’s ridiculous. If you find the right marketing methods, you’re going to appeal to people’s fears and find patients for your program.

Now you can go to a hospital in Pennsylvania and get treated, sometimes with medication, for Internet addiction. The problem? Internet addiction hasn’t yet been identified by the medical community as a real disorder.

Smartphone GPS capabilities have created a world where it’s almost impossible to get lost. But GPS neuroscientists have shown that our brains can physically change from GPS use.

People who often follow navigation instructions have less gray matter in their hippocamus, the part of the brain that encodes spatial memories.