Bruce O’Hara and colleagues at the University of Kentucky found that 40 minutes of meditation brings about an instant improvement in performance of a standard “psychomotor vigilance task” – even though none of his study subjects were experienced meditators.

In a separate study, Sara Lazar of Massachusetts General Hospital used MRI scans to discover that regular meditators had increased neural connectons and a thicker cerebral cortex in areas involved in attention and sensory processing, compared with non-meditators.

More details on the excellent New Scientist site here.

Meditation improves performance and changes brain structure!

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