5 results for "node"

Victory Reveals Itself 

[…] world on this level. Specifically, the text tells us that shih is about power and strategic advantage joined with the critical moment of application, or release—called the “node.” (Node refers to the very small connection that separates segments of bamboo, essentially a moment of transition from one phase to the next.) Chapter five of […] Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • August 26, 2010
Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day - Illustration of an eye within a symmetrical diagram
Mindfulness Research

Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day 

[…] relationships. And the really cool thing is, we see changes in brain structures and brain activity that correspond with these improvements over time: cortical thickening in key nodes within the networks tied to attention (think of this as the brain’s version of better muscle tone for the specific muscles that a workout targets), better […] Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 25, 2021
The Science of Mindfulness

The Science of Mindfulness 

[…] as being like a sharp needle prick to the lower arm, either while in a resting state or when paying attention to the area under the electric node on their skin, and to the sensations there related to the stimulation. Their brain activity was measured during each block, and participants also rated the intensity […] Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • September 7, 2020

The Magnificent, Mysterious, Wild, Connected and Interconnected Brain 

[…] not good science education. A metaphor that’s more prevalent among neuroscientists today is the network view of the brain: “dynamic interconnected sets of systems (subsystems, and neural nodes) that work together to carry out certain kinds of activity,” in Amishi Jha’s words. The networks consist of relationships between an array of brain regions formed […] Read More 

  • Barry Boyce
  • June 12, 2018
scientist looking under a microscope, image of person meditating appears
Mindfulness Research

The Science of Meditation 

[…] 20% of the body’s metabolic energy, even when we’re doing nothing. Why? Because when we’re not focused on a specific mental task, the brain’s default mode network—the node connecting the prefrontal cortex to the limbic system—becomes highly active, weaving together thoughts, emotions, hopes, and dreams into a cohesive self-narrative. Meditation disrupts that process, training […] Read More 

  • Hugh Delehanty
  • December 13, 2017


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