Is meditation backed up by real science? Does it change the brain?
Yes (but there’s a catch)! There’s a growing body of literature on the many benefits of meditation, including improving immune function, stress reduction, and reduced neurodegeneration.
But despite these benefits, there’s actually a deeper reason to meditate: to train your ability to prioritize what you pay attention to. Harnessed correctly, this ability becomes a kind of superpower. For example, you can choose to let go of negative emotions, like anger or resentment.