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22 July 2010

Meditation boosts attention span

In research inspired by Buddhist monks, a new study has found that meditation can seemingly help increase a person's attention span.

In research inspired by Buddhist monks, a new study has found that meditation can seemingly help increase a person's attention span.

"People may think meditation is something that makes you feel good, and going on a meditation retreat is like going on vacation, and you get to be at peace with yourself. That's what people think until they try it. Then you realize how challenging it is to just sit and observe something without being distracted," study author Katherine MacLean said in an Association for Psychological Science news release.

 
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