Meditation May Sharpen Memory

HealthDay (5/10, Norton) reports that in the study, participants were randomized “to either 12 weeks of meditation and other yoga practices, or 12 weeks of memory enhancement training – which taught strategies for improving forgetfulness.” While “both groups did a little better on tests of verbal memory,” participants in the “meditation group showed a bigger change, on average, in tests of visual-spatial memory – which is needed for navigating while walking or driving, or trying to recall a location.” In addition, participants in the meditation group “showed fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety.”

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— “Meditation May Sharpen Memory,” Amy Norton, HealthDay, May 10, 2016.

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