This Is the Secret to Making Your Brain Quicker

If you feel like your brain is moving at a glacial pace, you’re not alone. Many people are feeling stressed, tired, and frankly, burned out, from the past year-plus (and counting, sigh) of pandemic living. But there may be a way to make your brain quicker, and it’s something you likely (hopefully!) are already doing—meditation.

You probably already know that meditation is a practice in quieting your mind, but a recent study from Binghamton University, State University of New York, finds that meditation may also make your brain move quicker.

The study, which was published in May in the journal Scientific Reports, examined the brain patterns of 10 students over the course of an eight-week meditation training. The researchers instructed the students to meditate for 10–15 minutes a day, five times a week. After eight weeks of meditation, scans showed an increase in the speed of the students’ brains.

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