neurological index to moods

In the article Finding happiness the author discusses a Dr. Davidson who has put together enough fMRI and EEG recording to build an index to different moods, so you can look at a fMRI and say “This person is happy” or “this person is stressed”. More importantly, there’s a more crude left-right measure. The article also mentions Investigating the mind which has some useful things to say about what goes on in the brain when you meditate. Finally, here’s an excerpt of a book called Destructive Emotions about what meditation looks like in an fMRI (in part).

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