Brain Fitness And Meditation

Saw this study today related to the mental health benefits of meditation which I found interesting – here’s a key excerpt from the overview:

“Evidence to support a neuroprotective effect [of meditation] comes from cognitive, electroencephalogram (EEG), and structural neuroimaging studies. In one cross-sectional study, meditation practitioners were found to have a lower age-related decline in thickness of specific cortical regions. However, the enthusiasm must be balanced by the inconsistency and preliminary nature of existing studies as well as the fact that meditation comprises a heterogeneous group of practices.”

1: Doraiswamy PM, Xiong GL. Does Meditation Enhance Cognition and Brain
Longevity? Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:

Emphasis mine.

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