A new study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that mindfulness meditation can "tune down" the level of distractions we experience.
The study was conducted over an eight week period among 12 volunteers who had no prior experience meditating. The focus was around alpha rhythm, which is the brain wave that helps us suppress distractions.
After the study, they found that the group was able to 'turn down' distractions. They also experienced better memory recall. UPI reports: