Meditation increases brain size

by Gene on May. 11th, 2008

Researchers at a bunch of big schools in New England have found that meditation actually changes the physical structure of the brain. Experienced meditators had thicker tissue in the parts of the brain that deal with sensation and attention. They also found – no surprise – the musicians’ were better developed in the parts of the brain that deal with music, and jugglers were better developed in the area that deal with vision and motor skills. In other words, the brain is like any muscle – use it and it grows bigger and stronger.

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