From the Boston Globe:
Meditation seems to energize the sleep-deprived. It seems to help with concentration. It even seems to bolster the structure of the brain as we age.
Neuroscientists presenting their latest research at a convention of 34,000 colleagues last week had so much praise for meditation that it was starting to sound like a mantra. Their work fits into a growing body of data that tries to bring science to bear on age-old methods to quiet the mind.
Well, I didn’t need neuroscientists to tell me that but if you’d like to read the full article see New looks at the types, and effects, of meditation