Meet the world’s happiest man, Mattieu Ricard. Ricard is a 66 year old Tibetan monk and geneticist, who has displayed unheard of brain gamma waves. These gamma waves are intertwined with attention, learning, memory, and consciousness. These unheard of gamma waves are what lead researchers to declare Mattieu as the world’s happiest man. Ricard claims meditation is the secret to his blissful success.
“Meditating is like lifting weights or exercising for the mind”, Ricard told the Daily News. “Anyone can be happy by simply training their brain”, he states.
In order to actually quantify how happy Ricard truly is, neuroscientists from the University of Wisconsin hooked him up to 256 sensors, which they attached to his skull. After being hooked up to the sensors, he focused attention on compassion. During his meditation, Ricard’s brain produced gamma waves off the charts! His brain also displayed intense amount of activity in his prefrontal cortex, equating to an overly large capacity for happiness, according to researchers.