Sharpen Mental Performance

meditation-image-78Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that people who regularly practice meditation have improved mental performance such as enhanced learning, memory, and compassion. For participants who regularly meditate, researchers discovered increased grey-matter in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory. In the amygdala, researchers found decreased grey-matter, causing significant reduction in individuals’ stress and anxiety. Due to meditation’s promising stress-relieving potential, researchers are considering incorporating meditative therapies into treatment plans for stress-related disorders such as PTSD. Meditation plays a significant role in improving mental performance and well-being and is predicted to continue delivering cognitive and psychological benefits in the long term for regular practitioners.