Meditation and happiness

There have been a few reports in the last day or two about the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, calling him the “world’s happiest man,” based on very high levels of gamma waves measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG).

Here is a detailed study on that same phenomenon: Long-term meditators self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice.

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