Meditation might improve test scores (study)

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, investigate the relationship between mindfulness and mind-wandering. 

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After a group of graduates went through a two-week mindfulness training program, their mind-wandering decreased and their working memory capacity improved.

Additionally, students were given a reading comprehension test—a section of the Graduate Record Examination (G.R.E.). Their performance improved.

The study was published last month in the journal Psychological Science.

Read the full New York Times article on the study.