Meditation May Benefit Your Brain

Scientists have found that it may be beneficial for people to meditate. A new study has shown that individuals who meditate on a regular basis may have lower stress levels and less anxiety. The study showed that people who have experience with meditation had less activity in the default mode network of the brain, which is the area associated with wandering thoughts and daydreaming. Dr. Judson Brewer, lead author of the study and medical director of the Yale University Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic said, “it doesn’t matter what they’re doing, they have an altered default mode network; we were pretty excited about that because it suggests that these guys are paying attention a lot more.” Additionally, meditation may benefit people who suffer from ADHD and may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. More here

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