Time passes faster for meditators, leaves them unable to accurately judge time

Focusing on the present moment has some strange effects on how people estimate stretches of time.

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  • A recent study asked people to estimate short and long intervals of time after completing a mindfulness meditation exercise.
  • The results showed that all the participants reported that time seemed to pass more quickly than it did in reality.
  • Neuroscience research shows that meditation can help reduce anxiety and increase happiness.
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Psilocybin 'markedly' boosts feelings of self-transcendence during meditation

The more research conducted on psychedelics, the closer we get to new therapeutic models.

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  • During a mindfulness retreat, participants that tried psilocybin reported having a richer cognitive and emotional experience.
  • The effects of psilocybin were prominent even four months after the retreat.
  • The combination of psychedelics and meditation is a field that's ripe for study in therapeutic settings.
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How to use mindfulness to boost your standardized test performance

An expert's take on how to ace your exams through mindfulness.

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  • Being here and in the present is a necessity, if you want to excel in any situation.
  • Author Logan Thompson explores in his new book how mindfulness is one of the most important aspects of test taking.
  • Mindfulness is something that anyone can take up.
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This incredible meditation will help solve your existential dread

Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.

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  • The universe is huge, and we're not. This fact has given rise to countless existential crises.
  • You don't have to be left in dread after looking at the night sky, however.
  • Astronomer Michelle Thaller has an excellent meditation on why the vastness of space can be revitalizing.
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How meditation can make you a better learner

Meditation doesn't just reduce stress or make you a more spiritual person; it changes your brain in a variety of ways that can make it easier to learn new information.

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  • Mindfulness meditation has been shown to have a wide array of effects on the human brain.
  • Many of those effects work together to improve the human brain's ability to learn new information.
  • If you're interested in becoming a smarter human being, consider incorporating meditation into your daily routine.
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