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Sharpens ADHD Minds

meditation-278792_640Dr. Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin found that certain meditation practices might sharpen minds, particularly among individuals with ADHD. Through investigation of Vipassana meditation, Davidson disproved the long-standing belief against neuroplasticity, demonstrating that we are capable of changing our brains. After researchers meditated for 10-12 hours a day, Davidson found less time was needed for those participating in a visual detection task. Using these results, Davidson hopes to use mental prescriptions, along side with medicinal prescriptions, for kids diagnosed with ADHD. Practicing meditation can help improve and sharpen minds that often have trouble focusing.

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