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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Neuroplasticity

posted by Jazz at 1/12/2005 03:42:00 PM

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You single men get an extra fifteen bonus points for using the word in the title of this post at any party where you meet a girl wearing a button that says, "Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac." (My wife, in her single days, actually wore such a button and had a guy attempt to hit on her by asking, "What's an aphrodisiac?" Warning to Red State Bush voters: This is not a way to get a date.)

On to the subject at hand. We all know how much the Bush voters love to make fun of "intellectuals" and their various pursuits. Brainwise, over at Prophet or Madman brings us an article detailing exactly how meditation (a favorite pastime of some of those awful "intelligent people") can actually enhance development of your brain as an adult, and how brain growth is not fixed in childhood. Give it a look. I'll warn you ahead of time... put on your thinking caps to digest this one.