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About JY

In the end of 2017, I completed my first 10-day vipassana meditation course. Since then, I regularly practice vipassana meditation. Currently, I work as a Professor in a university in Philadelphia. I am fascinated by both traditional wisdom and modern science.

Vipasssana Mediation vs “USS Callister” Episode of Black Mirror

“USS Callister” is the 1st episode of the fourth season of the Netflix TV show Black Mirror which debuted on 29 December 2017. The episode follows Robert Daly, a reclusive but gifted programmer of a popular online game who is bitter … Continue reading

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These books gave me insights to sign up for a 10-day Vipassana meditation

Solid evidences from neuroscience support that meditation not only reduces stress, but also changes the brain; i.e. meditators had more gray matter in the frontal cortex, which is associated with working memory and executive decision-making. According to Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist … Continue reading

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