Self Directed Neuroplasticity

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Self directed neuroplasticity part of contemplative neuroscience. It describes the study of what occurs in the brain during a contemplative practice, and how the brain changes with such practices.[1]


  1. Hanson, Rick. Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: A 21st-Century View of Meditation. Excerpted and edited from the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ teleseminar series “Exploring the Noetic Sciences.” IONS Director of Research Cassandra Vieten interview with neuropsychologist and meditation teacher Rick Hanson, author with neurologist Richard Mendius, MD, of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Noetic Now Journal. Issue 9, April 2011. Accessed 18 May 2012.