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Mindfulness on 60 Minutes


Dr. Judson Brewer




Anderson Cooper puts down the mobile devices to meditate and report on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions


This is just the next generation of exercise. We've got the physical, you know, exercise components, uh, down, and now it's about working out. How can we actually train our minds? Dr. Brewer's trying to understand how mindfulness can alter the functioning of the brain. He uses a cap lined with 128 electrodes.

We're gonna start filling each of these 128 wells. With conduction gel, the electrodes are able to pick up signals from the posterior. Part of a brain network linked to memory and emotion. This is all just picking up electrical signal from the top of your head. Since attending the mindfulness retreat, I've been meditating daily and was curious to see if it had an impact on my brain.

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