It turns out that meditation can help with maintaining attention and keeping your brain healthy.
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin study the neurophysiological connection between meditation and attention. They found that meditative breathing affects the levels of noradrenaline in the brain. This is a chemical messenger released when we feel particularly focused, curious, or emotionally aroused. Also, it helps the brain create more neurological connections. This research is particularly helpful for preventing dementia as our brains age.
Read the full article here: The Yogi Masters Were Right—Meditation and Breathing Exercises can Sharpen Your Mind.