What Science Can Teach Us About Practice: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Dr. Kelly McGonigal speaks about our brain’s reactive tendencies. What does the brain do when we are not asked to do anything in particular? The parietal cortex and hippocampus gives rise to thoughts about the past. The medial prefrontal cortex helps us imagine the future and make informed judgments about the current situation.

What is the “self” of “no-self”?

Farb in 20071)http://intl-scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2007/08/13/scan.nsm030.full wanted to find if there was a part in the brain responsible for the experiential self. The team wanted to find a source for the embodied, present moment self.

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1. http://intl-scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2007/08/13/scan.nsm030.full