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Hack Your Brain's Default Mode

Presenter:

Dan Harris

Time:

3:44

Summary

Dan Harris was named co-anchor of ABC News' weekend edition of "Good Morning America" in October 2010. He is also a correspondent for ABC News' broadcasts and platforms including "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio, and for four years anchored "World News Sunday."

Transcript

There's no way a fidgety and skeptical news anchor would ever have started meditating weren't not for the science, the science is really compelling. It shows that meditation can boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure, help you deal with problems ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to psoriasis.


And the neuroscience is where it really gets sci fi. There was a study out of Harvard that shows that short daily doses of meditation can literally grow the gray matter in key areas of your brain having to do with self awareness and compassion, and shrink the gray matter in the area associated with stress.

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