In what sounds like a plot from an animated sci-fi film, I've just found a remarkable study where Japanese researchers put a Yoga Master in a brain scanner and fired lasers at him because he claimed not to be able to feel pain while meditating.
It turns out that he showed significantly less brain activity in areas typically activated by pain when meditating. Read more
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Lasers Fired at Yoga Master Who Claims Not to feel Pain during Meditation.
Researchers fired lasers at a meditating yoga master to test his pain threshold.