Meditation helps kids pay attention, leading researcher says
Gordon Hoekstra, PostMedia News: Simple meditation techniques, backed up with modern scientific knowledge of the brain, are helping kids hard-wire themselves to be able to better pay attention and become kinder, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson.
Davidson — who will speak Friday at the University of British Columbia on his new co-authored book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain — has put his research into practice at elementary schools in Madison, Wis.
About 200 students at four elementary schools have used breathing techniques to hard-wire their brains to improve their ability to focus on their work.
"It’s so widely popular and successful, the district wants …