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From the Ted Talk by Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

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Now, if we want a more altruistic society, we need two things: individual change and societal change. So is iiiddnuval change possible? Two thousand years of contemplative study said yes, it is. Now, 15 years of crloiaatbolon with nuirocseence and epigenetics said yes, our brains change when you train in altruism. So I spent 120 hours in an MRI machine. This is the first time I went after two and a half hours. And then the rlsuet has been published in many scientific papers. It shows without ambiguity that there is strtcrauul change and functional change in the brain when you train the alrsittiuc love. Just to give you an idea: this is the meditator at rest on the left, meditator in ciosspoamn meditation, you see all the activity, and then the control group at rest, nothing heeppnad, in meditation, nothing happened. They have not been trained.

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Now, if we want a more altruistic society, we need two things: individual change and societal change. So is __________ change possible? Two thousand years of contemplative study said yes, it is. Now, 15 years of _____________ with ____________ and epigenetics said yes, our brains change when you train in altruism. So I spent 120 hours in an MRI machine. This is the first time I went after two and a half hours. And then the ______ has been published in many scientific papers. It shows without ambiguity that there is __________ change and functional change in the brain when you train the __________ love. Just to give you an idea: this is the meditator at rest on the left, meditator in __________ meditation, you see all the activity, and then the control group at rest, nothing ________, in meditation, nothing happened. They have not been trained.

Solution

  1. individual
  2. compassion
  3. structural
  4. collaboration
  5. result
  6. neuroscience
  7. altruistic
  8. happened

Original Text

Now, if we want a more altruistic society, we need two things: individual change and societal change. So is individual change possible? Two thousand years of contemplative study said yes, it is. Now, 15 years of collaboration with neuroscience and epigenetics said yes, our brains change when you train in altruism. So I spent 120 hours in an MRI machine. This is the first time I went after two and a half hours. And then the result has been published in many scientific papers. It shows without ambiguity that there is structural change and functional change in the brain when you train the altruistic love. Just to give you an idea: this is the meditator at rest on the left, meditator in compassion meditation, you see all the activity, and then the control group at rest, nothing happened, in meditation, nothing happened. They have not been trained.

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