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5 Ways Mindfulness Can Make Your Brain Healthier

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Make Your Brain Healthier | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Mindfulness is a simple, research-proven technique that physically alters your brain. Learn how to use it to become more effective and less stressed.

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to understand how practicing mindfulness affects the brain. While the researchers found significant changes in eight brain regions, there are two regions that are of particular importance to you.

In these brain regions, the simple act of practicing mindfulness increased both brain activity and the density of brain tissue:

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Amazing results from an approach that is very different.

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Meus's curator insight, May 13, 4:14 AM

Mindfulness doesn't have to take place in the mountains of Nepal or a weekend retreat under a vow of silence. The beauty of the technique is that it's so simple you can do it anywhere and just about anytime.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 13, 8:06 AM

#Mindfulness is mainly about where your #focus is and how you use your #brain. This process has the ability to completely restructure your brain.

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Startups shell big bucks for ideas; part of seed capital used for investing in R&D - The Economic Times

Startups shell big bucks for ideas; part of seed capital used for investing in R&D - The Economic Times | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
“Earlier big corporations such as IBM, and Bell, used to invest in R &D labs and hire top notch scientists, now startups to drive innovation,”
PUNE: One innovative idea can launch a company but expanding it requires a constant stream of new ideas that several startups are now willing to pay good money for.

Several of these ventures are setting apart nearly a fifth of their seed capital for investments in research and development in sectors ranging from information technology to online retail and clean technology. While those strapped for cash are collaborating with doctoral students, partnering with research agencies or hiring ..

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The Economic Times of India is a great source for information on Indian startups. Here is another interesting article.

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