Meditation Techniques

Mindfulness Meditation Causes People to Act More Rationally


It never occurred to me to consider the rationality levels of those who meditate regularly. This study was looking to find out if those who practiced mindful meditation techniques would react differently to situations where they were offered free money but not an equal share.

The research showed that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make

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Logic tells you that if someone offers you even $1 out of $100 free money, what ever you get is free and you should just accept it. But some people refused the amount if the division wasn’t equal or beneficial to them. This isn’t rational, but it happened over and over. Those who meditated saw the benefit of taking the money and made that decision more often.

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