Meditation / Sports / Music and attention span

Subject: Meditation / Sports / Music and attention span
From: Eldad Tsabary (
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 11:30:10 EST

A new research done at University of Kentucky in Lexington shows that
meditation increases your performance. MRI tests done at the Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston shows that meditation increases the thickness of
the cortex in areas of the brain involved in attention and sensory
processing, such as the prefrontal cortex and the right anterior insula.

The finding is in line with studies showing that accomplished musicians,
athletes and linguists all have thickening in relevant areas of the cortex.

Item on the New Scientist:


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