Meditation alters perceptual rivalry in Tibetan Buddhist monks

@article{Carter2005MeditationAP,
  title={Meditation alters perceptual rivalry in Tibetan Buddhist monks},
  author={Olivia L. Carter and David E. Presti and C. Callistemon and Y. Ungerer and Guang Bin Liu and John D. Pettigrew},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={R412-R413}
}
Neuroscientific studies of the mind are likely to benefit from the insights and skills of Tibetan Buddhist monks who have practiced the historic tradition of meditative training over many years — a point made recently at a forum between a selection of Buddhist leaders and distinguished scientists [1]. Perceptual rivalries, such as binocular rivalry [2] and motion induced blindness [3], are being used to study the neural mechanisms underlying consciousness and attention [2,4], as they involve… CONTINUE READING
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