Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Posted on May 8, 2013

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering.

The Internet is probably destroying our attention spans and working memories, but companies still want employees who are able to "focus." Also, even though they are pretty minimally predictive of professional success, academic admissions departments still seem to love standardized test scores. Improving memory and ability to focus takes years of cultivation and training, but getting the most out of your abilities as they stand is another valuable skill.

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Category(s):Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Mindfulness Meditation

Source material from The Atlantic

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