I realize that Chris had first mentioned the book 'Zen and the Brain' in
April.

--ED



--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Chris Austin-Lane <ch...@...> wrote:
>
> I'm reading an interesting book, Zen and the Brain, by a Dr. Austin,
> who is a neuroscientist and a long-time Rinzai practitioner. It's 1/2
> "zen travel-stories in Japan with kensho story thrown in" and 1/2
> "Brain Science 201".
>
> The travel/meditation stories are easier going, but he ties the
> neurosciences in an interesting way.
>
> One great quote is along the lines of "It may be more valuable to have
> a faster response from an arousal reflex than to have a muted arousal
> reflex in the first place."
>
> Many interesting things about the various sides of the nervous system,
> and what might be going on
>
> --Chris

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