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Life Arts    H4'ed 4/14/19

Neuroscience Shows That 50-Year-Olds Can Have the Brains of 25-Year-Olds If They Do This

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A healthy brain not only supports your intelligence, but emotional regulation, stress level, and other things that support your professional success.   Studies showed that those with a strong meditation background had increased gray matter in several areas of the brain, including the auditory and sensory cortex, as well as insula and sensory regions. Neuroscientists  found that the meditators had more gray matter in another brain region, this time linked to decision-making and working memory: the frontal cortex. In fact, while most people see their cortexes shrink as they age, 50-year-old meditators in the study had the same   amount of gray matter as those half their age.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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Mark Twain advised several folks to "take out their brain and dance on it." I still like that advice and encourage it especially for most politians.

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Could you define meditation for me?

Submitted on Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:25:31 PM

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