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Forever Young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy
11th February 2015, Frontiers in Psychology
Eileen Luders et al (University of California & Australian National University)
It is the common perception that brain becomes older with age and our memory remains not so much sharp as in the early days of our life. But a new study suggests that taking the aid of meditation could be very helpful in preventing brain ageing.
A team of researchers from University of California-Los Angeles and Center for Research on Ageing Health and Well being, Australian National University jointly started investigation about the effect of meditation linked to ageing of gray matter present in the brain. The study was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Read more here.