« on: November 13, 2014, 08:56:16 pm »
But back to neuroscience: I wonder if the same shrinking of neurons and brain-washing (brain-washing!) that occurs in sleep also happens in deep meditation? I expect it would.
Was thinking about that and then, reluctantly, cranio-sacral therapy. It may not be science, tho IIRC, the method purports to improve CSF circulation. This would help clean the fluid that washes the brain, perhaps (c) (Traditional Discordian Medicine)
By what mechanism do you imagine that rubbing the scalp shrinks neurons, exactly?
We were thinking of cranio- sacral as an adjunct to sleep, not a substitute. If the washing depends on CSF flowing through the brain, because of sleep, then, cranio-sacral would help circulation to the brain and back, from the lower spine and such. This helps filtration to prevent washing the brain with "dirty" fluid, hypothetically. I don't know if CST is considered science, but it seems to work that way.