[INFP] MENTAL HEALTH THREAD: Why would a neuroscientist want to study meditation?

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    INFP - The Idealists

    MENTAL HEALTH THREAD: Why would a neuroscientist want to study meditation?

    Discuss... :D
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Bump! Yall need this.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    That's a lot of information packed into 17 minutes! But I guess the first step is to pay attention to your thoughts and what you "practice" by letting your thoughts go in a certain direction. And if you don't like what you're practicing, then you should practice something else. As someone pointed out to me recently, changing your thoughts and behavior can be very difficult because it feels like you're doing something "wrong." But it feels wrong in the same way that anything else you haven't practiced will feel wrong. I guess "awkward" is a better word for it.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Couldn't you sum up what the video says.

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    Unknown Personality

    I didnt watch the video....

    But.

    There are certain chemicals in the brain that are released when a person is stressed and can cause a multitude of probelms. Maybe they want to study if this is lessened or what other chemicals are released when relaxed, and mediation is a relation technique.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I could, but I thought the way it was presented was really educational and beneficial. I wouldn't want to miss something important either in my summary.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkle View Post
    I didnt watch the video....

    But.

    There are certain chemicals in the brain that are released when a person is stressed and can cause a multitude of probelms. Maybe they want to study if this is lessened or what other chemicals are released when relaxed, and mediation is a relation technique.
    Well, this video kind of brings up the influence of thought patterns on one's emotional state. Mindfulness, or paying attention to what you're doing (meditation), is important for disrupting negative thought patterns. I would venture to guess that anyone with an intuitive personality type would have a especially difficult time with a wandering mind.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Bump. It's for your own good. :)

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    INFP - The Idealists


    There is a lot of "scientific discoveries" to be made now that many people wants to find out the "truth" of how a brain works. Maybe this sits well with some mindsets and that they think this will advance humanity or something. I am a little cautious on how this kind of information will be used in the future. As I know that it is only in certain countries like the US that these information are useful for. The rest of the world is really not following these kind of discoveries as such, and bias.

    I used to think that the world is pretty simple until I realise that the rest of the world thinks so differently and that some supposed work is meant to "help" humanity but really set them backwards and create a divide.

    I think such areas are being discovered now maybe people know that spirituality is important to the development of a person. (As it is obvious that in some countries the government removes itself from a religious construct and everything seems to be so much more chaotic. Science of this type replaces that missing link.) Also, in some far future, someone would also think that "structure" in a civilised state is also important too. Whether those in power will use it against human kind is another matter altogether. The concept of singularity already scares the hell out of me.

    Also, science of this kind, psychology, neuroscience, is a big area that really does not need to be explored. Cos the information can fall into bad hands and then marginalise society and humans overall. Neuroscience tries to map the human brain and its function and when to control that. If anything is to be considered here, we only need to abstract how mbti is used to marginalise the freedom of thoughts already. The concept is merely there for understanding sake, but not to use it against someone and therefore create divides... or to put someone at a disadvantage or use it as a power to control someone else. i.e. you are of this type and therefore you are not allowed to be in this job.

    It is better such information or knowledge never get discovered sometimes. Yes, I am skeptical in this area of "research"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooOfTheCow View Post
    Couldn't you sum up what the video says.
    Well she sums up most of what she said in the end towards the 16:13 mark.

    @pretyhowtown Pretty interesting video, it's interesting to see that our brain works like all other muscles and that if we exercise certain thought pattern we can get good at them. I'm a bit self defeating and since I've done it a whole lot, I got good at it. Like she said it's not necessarily something you want to get good at. It's encouraging that you can develop certain qualities that you admire by exercising them. I know I have stuff to improve, I have quite a lot of automatic thought that aren't necessarily healthy.


     
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