Meditation and subliminal messages

According to researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and colleagues meditation can increase our ability to reach parts of our brain normally outside our conscious awareness.

Although the brain registers subliminal messages we are often unable to recall them consciously. The researchers recruited  34 experienced practitioners of Zen meditation and randomly assigned them to either a meditation group or a control group. Each group was given subliminal messages and the research showed that the meditation group could more easily recall the subliminal messages indicating that meditators have greater access to hidden recesses of the brain.

I wonder if this means that meditators would have increases sensitivity to those subtle messages we receive from those around us.  cover page of New Scientist

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