Happy New Years! I had originally heard it on my podcast then I finally got around to looking into it since it is one of my new years resolutions.
Harvard neuroscientist D. Sara Lazar said. "If you use a particular part of your brain, it's going to grow because you are using it. It really is mental exercise. Basically, the idea is "use it or lose it." So its like building muscle.
I saw that numerous studies performed by neuroscientists, there is a clear link between meditation and memory...One study conducted by some Boston researchers found that frequent meditation thickened the cerebral cortex within the brain. This thickening occurs when constant meditation increases blood flow to the cerebral cortex, leading to an increased network of blood vessels in this region. The cortex deals with mental functions such as learning, concentration and memory.
It definitely enough to get the attention of business investors to offer it to his clients as high value information. Meditation directly affects the function and structure of the brain, changing it in ways that appear to increase attention span, sharpen focus and improve memory
Practicing simple meditation techniques such as concentration on your breathing helps build denser grey matter in parts of your brain associated with learning and memory, controlling emotions and compassion.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2826953/Proof-meditation-grow-brain-just-eight-weeks-improve-learning-memory.html#ixzz53AhmI4HR
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