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This is a terrific discussion. I have been meditating for 6 years fairly irregularly, but cultivating more mindfulness in everyday life. I invite my children to meditate with me and they treasure the time and are learning the practice as well. I am wondering if Dr. Davidson has studied the potential effects of so-called "brain entrainment" techniques? These techniques use binaural stimulation to cause the brain to enter certain desirable states, including high gamma waves associated with moments of insights. I have used some of these programs, mostly for sleep, and in my extremely small study they seem effective for that. Dr. Davidson described the correlation of gamma waves with long-term meditators. Does it follow (or is it true) that gamma waves can induce similar or related positive effects? Thank you - Alan