"Research appears to show those practising the technique can boost the grey matter in their brains.
Scientists believe this could lead to a new tool to combat the growing rate of mental illness in an ageing population.
We can start to lose some functional abilities from as early as our mid-20s.
But tests appear to show the process is slowed up by contemplation.
Dr Florian Kurth, of the University of California, Los Angeles, said his team was surprised by the difference in brain volume among participants who had meditated for years and those who had not...." FULL ARTICLE