A new study out of UCLA indicates that regular meditation enhances overall brain function by increasing the brain’s ability to process information at a faster rate. This phenomenon, known as “gyrification” refers to the literal folding of the cerebral cortex which enhances this information processing ability. Researchers interpret these new findings as further evidence of the brain’s neuroplasticity in response to meditation. Increased gyrification is also associated with improved decision-making and memory-forming processes. The study also revealed the close correlation between the number of years an individual has been meditating and the amount of gyrification in their brain.