Even brief sessions can help with multitasking, dealing with deadlines - and pain relief, too
Fadel Zeidan has proven that minimal training in meditation can lessen the perception of pain in research subjects.
He also has shown that similarly brief sessions of meditation can increase cognitive function - the ability to multitask, recall items in a series and complete tests on a deadline.
Now, he wants to find out why even short stints of meditation affect the brain that way.
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