This book didn't lend itself well to being read aloud. There was too much detail about the brain that was difficult to comprehend. It was impossible to keep the acronym's straight. I'm sure the book had diagrams of the brain showing what area was being discussed. This would be extremely helpful.
That being said the narrator was not very good. He was reading the book word for word and didn't seem to have a good grasp on the material himself. During the meditation sections he just read right through without any pause to allow for the practice. I felt he read too quickly in general.
I wouldn't recommend Budda's Brain on audio. I have listened to other books by the author that were also read by him that were excellent. This one missed the mark.
I enjoyed hearing about the workings of the brain, how it is shaped by events, and consequently shapes us. Many say We are what we eat. I now feel, just as importantly, our thoughts shape our thoughts. Taking a mindful approach gives us the best opportunity to best use our grey matter. Well, that's what I think anyway.
Very good content but too complicated for listening. Several points contains words as below and above. Recommended as text book or kindle.
Great for those interested in deepening their awareness and connection to life. This book was the intersection of science and the Buddhist wisdom tradition. perfect for those wrestling with anxiety or reactivity.
As it promises, Buddha's Brain is full of insight into happiness - with the premise that we can work consciously at being happier and more fulfilled. Sometimes the scientific jargon was heavy handed, and the narrator did the book a disservice: he frequently paused in the wrong places or gave sentences weird intonation. That said, it is definitely worth a listen and offers clear take-aways that you can immediately apply to your daily life.