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Zen or TM? What's the difference?

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A Japanese Zen master sits perfectly still in a quiet room with electrodes pasted to his smooth scalp. In the next room a scientist watches the electroencephalogram, or EEG, the readout of the monk’s brainwaves. After a few minutes, the scientist rings a bell. A sharp spike from the electrode placed at the centerline of…

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