Long-term meditation is a practice in which a person trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy, or develop a desired mental state. It can range from 20 minutes to an indefinite amount of time and is associated with increased gray matter density in the brain stem. Current research suggests that long-term meditation offers a path for exploring the nature of the mind and stabilizing the nature of awareness. Psilocybin use offers similar, albeit limited, effects on the brain. In this clip, Dr. Roland Griffiths describes the current state of research on long-term meditation and the role psilocybin plays in that research.
This clip was taken from the FoundMyFitness interview with Dr. Roland Griffiths found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkBq33KWFmY
Original episode published on Jan 19, 2017 🧠 #brain #psychedelics #depression 😞