Brains grow bigger in people who meditate

A new UCLA study shows that sitting quietly and focusing the mind bulks up the brain. Reports the L.A. DailyBreeze: “In a study published today in the journal Neurolmage, researchers found that areas of the brain controlling emotion — the hippocampus, the orbito-frontal cortex, the thalamus and the inferior temporal gyrus—were larger among meditators than those in a control group.” Read the full story here or in Science Daily here.