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Roo, Our Mascot
Cathi finds that our brains aren't atrophying after all! According to Discover magazine, two new books on neuroplasticity suggest we can continue to train our brains well into old age. Among the evidence? Studies of Buddhist monks that show development in certain sectors of the brain from meditating on compassion and loving kindness, which suggests our brains may be able to respond too (via Arts Journal) Meanwhile, Nora finds that, according to Trends in Japan, overnight stays at Buddhist temples are increasingly popular in Japan, especially amongst young women. Spiritual hunger? Spiritual tourism? Cheap rooms? But really, Nora's just thinking about a new sofa!