The positive effects of meditation practice have received much more attention from scientific researchers in recent years. Books such as Buddha’s Brain have moved the practice of meditation from the realm of the exotic and esoteric to public awareness as a research-validated approach to mental health. Recently, the National Institute of Health posted a publication alert for an article published by the New York Academy of Sciences. The authors completed a review of studies examining the effects of meditation practice on age-related cognitive decline. The authors reports, “Studies involved a wide variety of meditation techniques and reported preliminary positive effects on attention, memory, executive function, processing speed, and general cognition.” You can access the original abstract and article HERE.